The photographs in Referencing Art, taken from the mid-fifties to the present, reveal a relatively unknown facet of Jerry Uelsmann’s working process: an ongoing dialogue with the history of art.
Jerry Uelsmann received his BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, and his MS and MFA from Indiana University. He worked as a professor of art for many years, and is now retired from teaching and living in Florida. Uelsmann has received numerous awards throughout his career, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He is a founding member of the Society of Photographic Education, a trustee of the Friends of Photography, and also a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. His work has been featured in exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Prague, Austria, India, France, and throughout the United States. His work is featured in the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Bibliotheque National in Paris, and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, among many others.