Rudy Burckhardt1914-1999

Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY

$10,000 toward an exhibition on the painter/photographer with accompanying gallery guide and related public programs, organized by museum curator Bob Shamis. Born in Basel, Switzerland, Burckhardt moved to New York in 1935 to pursue his interests in photography and filmmaking. His signature photographs of the city’s architecture, barbershops, and crowds, as well as his portraits of seminal art figures, were composed with an appreciation for abstraction and created a new perspective of New York and its art world.