Mitchell Funk

American, 1950
Biographical Journey of a Visionary Artist:
1950 - Birth in the Heart of Creativity:
Born in the vibrant city of New York in 1950, the seeds of artistic brilliance were sown early in the life of this visionary artist.
1966 - Apprenticeship in Visual Storytelling:
In 1966, the artist embarked on a unique journey, working alongside his father, the director of Medical Illustration and Photography at a prestigious Medical School in New York. This early exposure to visual storytelling laid the foundation for his future endeavors.
1968 - A Lens on Medicine:
Taking a significant step forward, he took up a position as a medical and surgical photographer in 1968. This role not only honed his technical skills but also fueled his passion for capturing the essence of the human experience.
1969 - Artistic Awakening:
Responding to the tumultuous times of the era, a pivotal moment arrived in 1969 when he transitioned from a documentary approach to an artistic vision. Seeking to provoke with color, he crafted his first portfolio, securing a place in Popular Photography magazine. Faced with skepticism due to his age, he took a bold step, altering the truth to be taken seriously in a competitive industry.
1970 - Breakthrough at Brooklyn Museum:
The turning point came in 1970 with his first exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, featuring in the group show "Images en Couleur." Embracing experimentation, he pioneered in-camera multiple-exposure techniques, defining a style characterized by a powerful interplay of shape, light, and color.
1971 - Recognition in "Frontiers of Photography":
His innovative work caught the eye of visionaries, leading to inclusion in the visionary book "Frontiers of Photography" by Time Life in 1971. This publication showcased abstract and bold color photography, solidifying his presence in the art world.
1970s-1980s - Photographic Evolution:
Throughout the 1970s, he continued to push boundaries, creating Photo-Cubist multiple exposures and Negative Color images of New York skyscrapers. His work gained international acclaim, appearing in renowned photography magazines. Simultaneously, he collaborated with esteemed clients in the advertising and editorial spheres, including ATT, GM, IBM, Life, Fortune, Time, and Newsweek.
1980s-1990s - Refinement and Resilience:
The 1980s witnessed an intensification and refinement of his style, gracing major photography magazine covers and portfolios worldwide. Undeterred by evolving trends, he maintained personal integrity, steering clear of popular aesthetics.
1994 - Embracing Digital Frontiers:
In 1994, he embraced the digital era, incorporating digital technology as a powerful editing tool. This marked a transformative phase in his artistic journey, blending traditional techniques with cutting-edge innovation.
1997 - Preserving Cityscapes:
In 1997, the artist initiated projects focused on capturing the essence of New York and San Francisco before the bulldozer could erase their unique character. This endeavor reflected his commitment to preserving the soul of these iconic cities through his lens.
2000s to Present - 41 Years of Relentless Individualism:
The journey continues into the 21st century, where 41 years of relentless individualism define his commitment to his craft. Each day, he approaches his work with unwavering enthusiasm, showcasing the timeless evolution of an artist dedicated to pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling.
loading data Loading...
Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.