Public Exhibitions

2010  MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, Pictures by women: A history of Modern Photography. / Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'Art moderne, Paris, elles@centrepompidou, artiste femmes dans les collections du Centre. / Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, Lisette Model. / Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA, Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940-1959. / Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Fotografie und Individuum - Portraitkonzepte.

Solo Exhibitions

2011  Bruce Silverstein, New York City, NY, Self Reflections, The expressionist Origins of Lisette Model.

2009  Fundacion MAPFRE, Madrid, Lisette Model.

2008  Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON, Lisette Model - An Icon in the History of Photography / Zabriskie Galley, New York City, NY, Lisette Model - 1901-1983.

2007  Musée d'Art de Joliette, Joliette, Quebec, Lisette Model.

2006  Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, Lisette Model.

2003  Maurice Keitelman, Brussels, Lisette Model.

2002  Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City, NY, Lisette Model / Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris, Lisette Model / L'espace 14-16 Verneuil, Paris, Lisette Model.

2001  Fotomuseum Wintherthur, Winterthur, Lisette Model - Fotografien 1934-1960.

2000  Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Lisette Model - Fotografien 1934-1960.

1997  Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York, Lisette Model: Selection from the collection of the International Center of Photography.

1992  Museum Ludwig, Cologne and Heidelberg, Germany, Lisette Model: Photographien, 1933-1983.

1991  International Center of Photography, New York, Lisette Model.

1990  National Gallery of Ottawa, Lisette Model. Traveling Exhibition.

1988  Germans van Eyck Gallery, New York, Lisette Model: Vintage Photographs.

1984  Ikona Gallery, Venice. Lisette Model/ Evsa Model: New York City / Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Lisette Model.

1983  MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, Lisette Model Memorial / Parsons Exhibtion Center, New York, Lisette Model: A Celebration of Genius / Sander Gallery, New York, Lisette Model - New York.

1982  Museum Folkwang, Essen, Lisette Model, A Retrospective.

1981  Galerie Viviane Esders, Paris, Lisette Model / New Orleans Museum of Art, Lisette Model, A Retrospective.

1980  Galerie Fiolet, Amsterdam, Lisette Model.

1976  Sydney Janis Gallery, New York, The Photograher and the Artist / Sandler Gallery, Washington, DC, Lisette Model Photographs.

1975  Focus Gallery, San Fransisco, Photographs by Lisette Model.

1960  Carl Siembad Gallery, Boston, Lisette Model.

1943  Art Institute of Chicago, Photographs by Lisette Model / Art Institute of Chicago, Portraits.

1941  Photo League, New York, Lisette Model.

Group Exhibitions

2010  MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, Pictures by women: A history of Modern Photography.

2009  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA, Lisette Model and her Successors / IMA, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, Paired Photographs / Robert Mann Gallery, New York City, NY, Right through the very Heart of it.

2008  Fundacion Canal, Madrid, Mujeres en plural / Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Rome, Lisette Model e la sua scuola. Fotografie 1937-2002 / Tate Modern, London, Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography / ICP, International center of Photography, New York City, NY, Arbus/Avendon/Model / The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Chance Encounters / Presentation House Gallery, PHG, North Vancouver, BC, Lisette Model and Her Successors / Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON, The presence of portraits / Deborah Bell/Photographs, New York City, NY, City Portraits.

2007  Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, American Beauties, Amerikanische Lebenswelten in der Fotografie / Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, New York City, Lisette Model, Aaron Siskind & Gerald Slota / National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT - VIP / Aperture Gallery, New York City, NY, Lisette Model and Her Successors / Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, On the Street, The New York School of Photographers / Aus der Fotosammlung der Albertina, Albertina, Vienna, Blicke, Passanten - 1930 bis heute / Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Rockers Island, Olbricht Collection.

2006  Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Kaufbeuren, Porträut des Strasse, Fotografien aus drei Jahrhunderten / The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, The Streets of New York: American Photographs from the Collection, 1938-1958 / Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON, American Icons / Kicken Berlin, Berlin, Portrait Positions / Centro Cultural Eduardo Leon Jimenes, Santiago de los Caballeros, El retrato en la colleccion de fotografia del IVAM / MFAH, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX, From the Printed Page, Photographs from the MFAH Collection.

2005  Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, On the Street, The New York School of Photographers / Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Rostros y Mascaras, Fotografias de la Coleccion Ordonez-Falcon / Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani, Palma de Mallorca, Rostros y Mascaras / Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Storie di sguardi - Forma / Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Diane Arbus - Lisette Model - Christer Strömholm / The 1st Guangzhou International Photo Biennial, The Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, Re (-) viewing the City.

2004  The RISD Museum, University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, Celebrating the Jewish Contribution to the 20th Century American Art / MMK Museum Moderner Kunst, tiftung Wörlen, Passau, Das Wunder Mensch - Parameter of Life Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Kinder / The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, Street Credibility.

2003  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, Staff Selections, Permanent Collection / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, A Clear Vision: Photographic Works from the F.C. Gundlach Collection / Galerie Pudelko, Bonn, Künstlerphotographien - Berühmte Photographen portraitieren berühmte Künstler / Yossi Milo Gallery, New York City, NY, By the Sea / Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, New York: Capitale de la Photographie (1900-2000) / Musée d'Art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Une autre modernité : La question de la ville, 1915-1950.

2002  MmoCA, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI, New York: Capital of Photography.

2001  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, Picture This: Permanent Collection Photography.

1999  DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, Images of europe: Photographs from the Permanent Collection / Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, New Photography Acquisitions and Permanent Collection Photography.

1998  Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), Vienna, Übersee.

1997  Museum in Bellpark, Kriens, Private View. Collection Allan Porter.

1996  Musée d'Art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, QC, L'œil du collectionneur.

1990  Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Diane Arbus and Her Artistic Lineage: Brassaï, Lisette Model August Sandler, Weegee.

1989  Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Noted Women Photographers of the 20' and 30's.

1988  Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, The Dog Show.

1982  Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Rivière-du-Loup, QC, Les choix de l'œil : la Photogrpahie depuis 1940.

1981  Musée d'Art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Les choix de l'œil : la Photographie depuis 1940.

1974  Floating Foundation of Photography, New York, NY, Attitudes / National Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, American Masters.

1970  Floating Foundation of Photography, New York, NY, The People Yes.

1965  University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, School of Fine Arts, Invitational Exhibition, 10 American Photographers / Gallery of Modern Art, Columbus Circle, New York, NY, About New York, 1915-1965.

1953  MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, Contemporary American Photography Presented in Tokyo.

1951  MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, Twelve Photographers, Christmas Photographs.

1949  MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, Leading Photographers: Lisette Model. Traveling Exhibition of fifteen photographs.

1948  MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, Photographs by Billy Brandt, Harry Callahan, Ted Croner, Lisette Model.

1944  MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, Art in Progress: 15th Anniversary Exhibtion - ACA Gallery, New York – Photography Today.

1943  MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, Auction Photography.

1940  MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, Sixty Photographs: A Survey of Camera Estetics.

Personal life

1899  Birth of Evsa Model.

1900  Birth of Salvator Stern.

1901  Birth of Elise Amélie Félicie (Lisette) Stern in Vienna, daughter of Françoise Antoinette Félicie and Victor Stern.

1903  Victor Stern changes surname to Seybert to avoid rising anti-Semitism in Austria.

1909  birth of Olga Seybert.

1918  Lisette takes piano lessons with Edouard Steuemann.

1920  Lisette studies music with Arnold Shönberg.

1924  Victor Seybert dies at age 58.

1926  Félicie, Lisette and Olga leave Vienna for Paris and Nice; Lisette begins singing lessons with Marya Freund.

1933-34  Lisette abandons singing and music and discovers photography through her sister and her friend Rogi André. She photographs close friends and Paris street scenes.

1934  Lisette decides to become a professional photographer and starts her series of photographs of people along the Promenade des Anglais, Nice. Meets Evsa Model.

1935  Images from her Promenade des Anglais series are published in Regards.

1937  Lisette undertakes a short apprenticeship with Florence Henri. Marries Evsa Model in Paris.

1938  Evsa and Lisette arrive in New York.

1939  Lisette photographs the streets of New York.

1940  Lisette meets Beaumont Newhall and Ansel Adams. First works purchased by the Museum of Modern Art. She starts working on her most renowned series: Reflections, Running Legs, Shadows, Lower East Side, Sammy's, Nick's, Gallagher's, Murray Hill Hotel, Circus, etc.

1941  First personnel exhibition at the Photo League. Publishes Why France Fell in PM's Weekly and begins photo collaboration with Harper's Bazaar.

1943  Lisette meets Edward Steichen. Eight of her photographs figure in the opening exhibition in the Photography Center of the MOMA.

1944  Her brother and sister-in-law are deported from France to Germany.

1945  Lisette photographs the window displays that render homage to the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1946  Lisette exposes her work in an exhibition at the MOMA. Evsa and Lisette in San Francisco where they get in touch with the artistic community.

1948  Official confirmation of the death of Lisette's brother Salvator in a concentration camp. Group exhibition at the MOMA: Lisette Model, Harry Callahan, Ted Croner and Bill Brandt.

1949  Lisette applies for a Guggenheim fellowship. Beaumont Newhall's The History of Photography is published which includes one photograph by Model. The MOMA organises a travelling exhibition and includes fifteen of her prints. Takes photographic excursions with Ansel Adams around San Francisco.

1950  Lisette suffers from health problems. Evsa and Lisette take private classes with Sid Grossman. Participates in MOMA symposium, organised by Edward Steichen, around the theme “What is modern photography?”

1951  Begins teaching at the New School for Social Research.

1952  Conceives the idea of publishing a book of photographs of jazz musicians. The book is never completed due to lack of funds.

1953  Travels to France and Italy. Neighbours are questioned about Model's activities as part of Senator McCarthy's witch-hunt for Communists.

1954  Lisette leaves for Venezuela to engage a variety of photo projects.

1955  End of work for Harper's Bazaar.

1957  Diane Arbus begins classes with Lisette.

1959  Photographs of Billie Holiday in her coffin.

1962  Lisette recommends Diane Arbus for a Guggenheim Fellowship (received in 1963).

1964  Model applies a second time for a Guggenheim Fellowship.

1965  Participates in a collective travelling exhibition of ten American photographers. Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship ($ 5000) on the theme Glamour.

1966  Trip to Los Angeles and Las Vegas for Glamour project.

1967  Participates in the project Alexey Brodovitch's Design Laboratory. Trip to Italy interrupted for health reasons.

1968  Awarded honorary membership in the American Association of Magazine Photographers.

1970  Awarded $ 2000 over two-year period from the Ingram Merrill Foundation.

1973  Receives Creative Artists Public Service Program award for $ 2500. Teaches summer workshop in Berkeley, CA.

1974  Begins publication of portfolio of twelve photographs with Harry Lunn of Graphics International.

1975  Lisette meets Gerd Sander.

1976  Death of Evsa Model.

1977  Graphics International portfolio published leading to more offers. Works exhibited along with Diane Arbus and Rosalind Salomon at the Zabriskie Gallery in Paris. Twenty-four of her photographs are reproduced in Camera: Lisette Model special issue devoted to her life and work.

1978  Exhibition at the MOMA and at the National Gallery of Canada. Participates in the Rencontres Internationales in Arles. Exhibition at the Lunn Gallery in Washington. Lectures at ICP in New York.

1980  Exhibits in Germany, Japan, Canada, Italy, Holland.

1981  Exhibitions in Germany and Paris. Retrospective at the New Orleans Museum.

1982  Trip to France and Germany. Retrospective at the Museum Folkwang, Essen. Receives the medal of the City of Paris.

1983  Exhibition with Weegee and Diane Arbus at the Comfort Gallery. Lisette Model dies at the New York Hospital, age 82. Exhibition at the Sander Gallery, New York.

1990-92  Major retrospective exhibition in Canada, U.S.A. and Germany. Ann Thomas writes the first comprehensive study of Lisette Model's life and work.