art from all angles: Indiana University Art Museum
spacer gif
American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh

Photo of Art Sinsabaugh with camera
Franz Altschuler, Art Sinsabaugh with Camera, ca. 1965, gelatin silver print. ©2004, Franz Altschuler

Art Sinsabaugh
Born: Irvington, New Jersey, 1924
Died: Chicago, Illinois, 1983
Married twice; two daughters, Elisabeth and Katherine

Studied photography under László Moholy-Nagy, Harry Callahan, Arthur Siegel, and Wayne Miller at the Institute of Design/IIT, 1946-49, 1964-67; B.A. 1949, M.S. 1967

Military Service:
U.S. Army Air Corps, 1943-46

Full-time and part-time instructor/head of evening photography program, Institute of Design/IIT, Chicago, 1949-59; assistant professor, associate professor, and professor (head of photography/cinematography department), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1959-83; visiting artist at University of Oregon, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Williams College, University of New Hampshire, and numerous others

Professional Organizations:
Board of Directors, Society of Typographic Art (Chicago); associate member, Center for Advanced Studies, University of Illinois, 1972-73; founding member, Society for Photographic Education

Awards (photography):
New Talent U.S.A., Art in America, 1962; Society of Typographic Arts Award, 1964, 1965, 1966; Art Directors Club of Indiana Award, 1964; Art Directors Club of Chicago Award, 1964; CA Magazine International Competition, 1964

Illinois Arts Council Award, 1966; Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Award, 1966; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1969; National Endowment for the Arts Photographers' Fellowship, 1977; and numerous University of Illinois faculty research grants