Ray K. Metzker Photography

Ray K. Metzker

American (1931-2014)

RAY METZKER, [The Loop: Chicago, 1958] 58EJ-9 SG2, 1958, silver print, 7 1/8” x 7 1/8”

RAY METZKER, [The Loop: Chicago, 1958] 58EJ-9 SG2, 1958, silver print, 7 1/8” x 7 1/8”

RAY METZKER, silver print, 13 7/8” x 10 3/4"

RAY METZKER, silver print, 13 7/8” x 10 3/4″

RAY K. METZKER, ca. 1960s, silver print, 7 11/16” x 9 11/16”

RAY METZKER, ca. 1960s, silver print, 7 11/16” x 9 11/16”

RAY K. METZKER, Venice, 1960, silver print, printed ca. late 1960s, 5 15/16” x 8 1/7"

RAY METZKER, Venice, 1960, silver print, printed ca. late 1960s, 5 15/16” x 8 1/7″

Biography | Bibliography

Ray K. Metzker (September 10, 1931 – October 9, 2014) was an American photographer known for both his work in cityscape and landscape photography and for his large “multiples”, assemblages of printed strips and single frames. His work is held in various public collections, he is the author of eight books and has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Royal Photographic Society.

Metzker was born in Milwaukee and lived in Philadelphia. He was a student of Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at the Institute of Design in Chicago. He taught for many years at the Philadelphia College of Art and also taught at the University of New Mexico.

Bibliography

Keith F. Davis, The photographs of Ray K. Metzker, Kansas City, Mo. : Hall Family Foundation : in association with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ; New Haven, Conn. : Distributed by Yale University Press, ca. 2012.

Evan H. Turner, Ray K. Metzker landscapes, New York : Aperture Foundation, ca. 2000.

Anne Wilkes Tucker, Unknown territory : photographs by Ray K. Metzker, Millerton, N.Y. : Aperture ; Houston : Museum of Fine Arts, ca. 1984.

Margo Lockwood, Bare elegy, [West Burke, Vt.] : Janus Press, ca. 1980.

Nathan Lyons, The persistence of vision: Donald Blumberg, Charles Gill, Robert Heinecken, Ray K. Metzker, Jerry N. Uelsmann, John Wood, New York, Horizon Press [1968, ca. 1967]

Ray K. Metzker, Sand creatures, Millerton, N.Y. : Aperture, ca. 1979.