Bob Adelman, American photographer, Died at 85


Bob Adelman was born on 1931 and died on March 19, 2016.

He was an American photographer.

He was known for his images of the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

He earned his B.A. at Rutgers University, Law Studies from Harvard University, and M.A. in Philosophy from Columbia University.

He used his background as a graduate student in Applied Aesthetics from Columbia University to forge close ties with leading figures of art and literature, including Andy Warhol and Samuel Beckett.

Following his studies in photography for numerous years under the tutelage of Harper’s Bazaar art director Alexey Brodovitch, Adelman volunteered as a photographer for the Congress of Racial Equality in the early 1960s, a position which granted him access to key leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, including; Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and James Baldwin.

And Westwood Gallery NYC showed the premiere gallery exhibition for Bob Adelman’s civil rights photographs in 2008, curated by James Cavello in the exhibition the gallery held an event on April 4, 2008, marking the 40th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The actress and civil rights supported Ruby Dee read from Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech.

In the same time, the gallery also exhibited and represents Adelman’s photographs of New York artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana, Adolph Gottlieb, other artists and social photographic essays.

Bob Adelman work was also represented by the Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Bob Adelman passed away at 85 yrs old.