Elliot Tiber, American artist and writer, Died at 81

  Artists, Writer

Elliot Teichberg was born in 1935, in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, and died in 2016.

He was better known as Elliot Tiber.

Tiber was an artist and screenwriter.

Elliot Tiber wrote a memoir about the Woodstock Festival held in Bethel, New York in 1969.

His 2007 memoir Taking Woodstock, written with Tom Monte, was adapted into a movie of the same name by Ang Lee.

In August 2009, the film opened in the United States .

Tiber was portrayed by comedian Demetri Martin in the film

His book called Taking Woodstock, Tiber says he was present at the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969, and that he had a part in bringing the Woodstock Festival to Bethel, New York on 15-17 August 1969.

Tiber’s 1970s book, Rue Haute, was made into a French-language film directed by his domestic partner, AndrĂ© Ernotte.

The flim was Belgium’s entry for the 49th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film in 1977.

The book was released in English in 1977 in the United States under the name High Street.

Tiber was a teacher of creative writing at New School University, fine art at Hunter College, and art design history at the New York Institute of Technology.

He died due to a stroke.

Elliot Tiber passed away at 81 years old.