Ezra Stoller was born in Chicago in 1915, grew up in New York and graduated from New York University in 1938 with a BFA in industrial design. As a student, he began photographing buildings, models and sculpture. In 1940-1941, Stoller worked with the photographer Paul Strand in the Office of Emergency Management; he was drafted in 1942 and worked as a photographer at the Army Signal Corps Photo Center. He died in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 2004.
During his long career as an architectural photographer, Stoller worked closely with many of the period’s leading architects, including: Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul Rudolph, Marcel Breuer, I.M. Pei, Gordon Bunshaft, Eero Saarinen, Richard Meier and Mies van der Rohe, among others. Many modern buildings are known and remembered by the images Stoller created. He was uniquely able to visualize the formal and spatial aspirations of modernist architecture. The first time the American Institute of Architects awarded a medal for architectural photography, in 1960, it was given to Ezra Stoller.
Ezra Stoller's photographs are published in countless books and magazines. The monograph Modern Architecture: Photographs by Ezra Stoller was published by Harry N. Abrams in 1990 and reissued in 1997. Beginning in 1999, Princeton Architectural Press issued the Building Blocks series, 10 books on Stoller's work. Contact Esto to arrange licensing for reproduction.
Ezra Stoller received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in 1998. He died in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 2004.
Stoller’s work is in the collections of numerous museums, including the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the High Art Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Fine art, limited edition photographs are handled exclusively by Yossi Milo Gallery in New York. For a complete list of available prints and for detailed biographical information, please contact www.yossimilo.com.
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, 1980
James Danziger Gallery, New York, 1998
James Danziger Gallery, New York. 1999
Rolf Ricke Gallery, Cologne, 2000
Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York, 2001
Henry Urbach Architecture Gallery, New York, 2002
Henry Urbach Architecture Gallery, New York, 2004
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown MA, 2004
Danziger Projects, Summer 2007
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, 2011
Group Exhibitions include:
Canadian Center for Architecture
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Pratt Institute, 1998
Modern Architecture: Photographs by Ezra Stoller, Harry N Abrams, 1990
"Building Blocks" Series, Princeton Architectural Press, 1999 and 2000
Chapel at Ronchamp
Frank Lloyd Wrightâ's Fallingwater
The Salk Institute
The Seagram Building
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
The TWA Terminal
The United Nations
The Whitney Museum
The Yale Art + Architecture Building.
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