John Humble
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Born 1944, Washington, D.C.
 
EDUCATION
1973 Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1970 Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 Los Angeles, Amerika Haus, Munich, Germany
2007 A Place in the Sun: Photographs of Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Urban Landscape, Gallerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam
  Sunday Afternoon, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2005 Night Freeways, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 The Los Angeles River: 51 Miles of Concrete, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 Lifeguard Station 26: Images from the Santa Monica Bay, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997 L.A., Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, Golden West College Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
1994 Urban Topographies, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990 My Widelux on Broadway, U.C. Berkely Extension Center Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987 My Widelux on Broadway, Dillingham Center for the Arts, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
1985 L.A., Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
1982 Cut Rate Photography, Pennsylvania State University Art Gallery, College Park, PA
1989 Cut Rate Photography, Idaho State University Art Gallery, Pocatello, ID
1979 Solo Exhibition, GO Gallery, Dickson Art Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1978 Solo Exhibition, Newport School of Photography, Newport, CA
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in L.A. Photography, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saone, France
2009 This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in L.A. Photography, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2008 This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in L.A. Photography, Huntington Library and Bontanical Gardens, CA
2007 Ingenuity; Photography and Engineering 1849-2006, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Ingenuity; Photography and Engineering 1849-2006, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portuga
2005 L.A. River Reborn, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
2004 Fotograaf, Dutch Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“Points of Departure: Drawings from the Permanent Collection”, Orange County Museum of Art, CA
ReGenerations: Environmental Art in California, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California
Speculative Terrain: Recent Views of the Southern California Landscape from San Diego to Santa Barbara, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
2003 Ocean View: The Depiction of Southern California Coastal Lifestyle Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, California
2002 New Acquisitions, New Work, New Directions 3: Contemporary Selections Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Water Works: Photo Works on Water, Power, and the Land, BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Rearview Mirror: Automobile Images and American Identities California Museum of Photography, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA
2000 Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900 - 2000 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles , CA
Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California, Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco, CA
  Reimagining the Suburbs National Building Museum, Smithsonian, Washington, D. C.
Die Entfernung der Fotografie Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
  Happy Holidays VII Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 C.O.L.A. (City of Los Angeles) 1998-99 Individual Artists Grant Exhibition Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
Picturing Modernity: Photographs from the Permanent Collection San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Art & Architecture: The Collection of San Francisco Civic Center Complex Earl Warren and Hiram Johnson State Office Building, San Francisco, CA
1998 The Promise of Home Golden State Museum, Sacramento, CA
Summer Fun Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997 L. A. Current: The Photographer’s Perspective, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Developing a Collection: The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and the Art of Photography Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1996 Crossing the Frontier: Photographs of the Developing West, 1849 to the Present, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1995 Photography Los Angeles Now Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Wings of Change, A Photography Exhibition, The Director’s Guild of America, Los Angeles, CA
1991 Photographing L.A. Architecture Turner/Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989 Multiples Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
1988 Five American Photographers, Traveling exhibition; venues: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
1986 The Social and Political Landscape Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1985 Photography Los Angeles Now Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1996 Off the Street Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles, CA
Four Photographers, Four Views, Purdue University Art Gallery, IN
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition Portland Center for the Arts, OR
1982 Human Interest Brea Cultural Center, Brea, CA
1981 Year 200: New Views of Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Documentary Project, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA
1979 Recent Acquisitions Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
Contemporary Southern California Photography Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
1977 International Postcard Exhibition Smith College Art Gallery, Northampton, MA
1976 Faculty Exhibition California State University, Long Beach, CA
Canadada Postcards University of Manitoba Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
1975 The Bus Show, Brooklyn, NY
1974 The Nude, Indiana State University Art Gallery, IN
1972 Photographs from the San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
 
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Banana Republic Collection
Bruce and Nancy Berman Collection
Brookings Institution, Washington, D. C.
The Capital Group, Los Angeles, California
The California Endowment, Los Angeles, California
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D. C.
Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles and New York
Disney, Los Angeles, California
Freddie Mac, McLean, Virginia
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles, California
Indiana State University, Indiana
Latham & Watkins, Los Angeles, California
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
Northern Trust Bank, California
O’Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Aaron Spelling Production, Inc.
Stroock, Stroock and Lavan, Los Angeles, California
Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
State Building Authority of San Francisco Art Collection, San Francisco, California
Union Bank, Los Angeles, California
Leonard and Marjorie Vernon Collection
Michael Wilson, The Wilson Center for Photography, Los Angeles and London
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles