Felver, Christopher, 1946-

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Christopher Felver is an American-born photographer and filmmaker, who was raised in Akron, Ohio and lives in Sausalito, California. He majored in history at the University of Miami and studied film at the London College of Photography. He is best known for his portraiture photography, particularly, his photographs of Beat Generation personalities Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, William Burroughs and Gregory Corso. Felver has shown solo photographic exhibitions at the Torino Fotografia Biennale Internazionale in Torino, Italy in 1989; the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France in 1994; Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles, California in 2002; and the Robert Berman Gallery in Los Angeles, California in 2007. In addition to being a prolific photographer, Felver has produced several acclaimed films including West Coast: Beat and beyond (1984); John Cage talks about cows (1987); The Coney Island of Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1996); Donald Judd's Marfa Texas (1998); and Cecil Taylor: All the notes (2006). His films have been screened at the 53rd Venice International Film Festival, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C, The New York Public Library and the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. Felver's books include: The late great Allen Ginsberg, Seven days in Nicaragua Libre, The poet exposed, Ferlinghetti portrait, Angels, anarchists and gods, The importance of being, and Beat.

From the description of Photographs of Beat poets, 1980-2001. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 247560039

Christopher Felver is an internationally renowned photographer and filmmaker. His work includes portraits of eminent figures in American arts, literature, music, and politics. His work has been exhibited across the United States and abroad, including exhibits in Italy, France, and the Netherlands. His work is in collections in libraries and museums across the United States, including the University of California, Berkeley; the New York Public Library; University of North Carolina Special Collections; and the Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico, among others. Source: Christopher Felver Profile

From the guide to the Christopher Felver Photograph Collection, 2008-2009, (University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research)

Independent American photographer and filmmaker. These negatives were printed by the photographer in 1982, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002 and 2004.

From the description of Chris Felver photographs of 20th century American poets, 1981-2003. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866687

Christopher Felver is an internationally renowned photographer and filmmaker. His work includes portraits of eminent figures in American arts, literature, music, and politics. His work has been exhibited across the United States and abroad, including exhibits in Italy, France, and the Netherlands. His work is in collections in libraries and museums across the United States, including the University of California, Berkeley; the New York Public Library; University of North Carolina Special Collections; and the Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico, among others.

From the description of Christopher Felver Photograph Collection [picture]. ca. 2008-2009. (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 310371731

From the description of Christopher Felver Photograph Collection [electronic resource]. ca. 2008. (The Heard Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 434905204

American independent filmmaker and photographer.

From the description of Videos, 1982-2000. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510834

Environmental activist.

From the description of [Julia Butterfly Hill [graphic] / photographed by Chris Felver]. 2000. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 52322890

Biography

Christopher Felver is an American-born photographer and filmmaker living in Sausalito, California. Felver was raised in Akron, Ohio. He majored in history at the University of Miami and studied film at the London College of Photography. He is best known for his portraiture photography, particularly, his photographs of Beat Generation personalities Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, William Burroughs and Gregory Corso. Felver has shown solo photographic exhibitions at the Torino Fotografia Biennale Internazionale in Torino, Italy in 1989; the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France in 1994; Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles, California in 2002; and the Robert Berman Gallery in Los Angeles, California in 2007. In addition to being a prolific photographer, Felver has produced several acclaimed films including West Coast: Beat and Beyond (1984); John Cage Talks about Cows (1987); The Coney Island of Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1996); Donald Judd's Marfa Texas (1998); and Cecil Taylor: All the Notes (2006). His films have been screened at the 53rd Venice International Film Festival, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C, The New York Public Library and the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. Felver's books include The Late Great Allen Ginsberg ; Seven Days in Nicaragua Libre ; The Poet Exposed ; Ferlinghetti Portrait ; Angels, Anarchists and Gods ; The Importance of Being ; and Beat .

From the guide to the Christopher Felver photographs of Beat Poets, 1980-2001, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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creatorOf Felver, Christopher. Felver, Christopher : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Hart, Howard, 1927-. Howard Hart photograph collection [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Videos, 1982-2000. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Christopher Felver Photograph Collection [electronic resource]. The Heard Museum Library
creatorOf Felver, Christopher, 1946-. The group surrounding Allen Ginsberg : photographs, 1980-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. History of the airplane : VHS video, 2002. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Photographs of Beat poets, 1980-2001. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Christopher Felver photographs of Beat Poets, 1980-2001 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Christopher Felver Photograph Collection [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf FELVER, CHRISTOPHER. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Felver, Christopher, 1946-. [Julia Butterfly Hill [graphic] / photographed by Chris Felver]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Christopher Felver portraits of poets, authors, and artists [graphic] / photographed by Christopher Felver. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1987. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. Speak out : sound recording, 2003. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Christopher Felver Photograph Collection, 2008-2009 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Chris Felver photographs of 20th century American poets, 1981-2003. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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California
United States
New Mexico--Taos
California
North America
Subject
Artists
Artists--New Mexico--Taos
Portrait photography--20th century
Indian women authors--Portraits
Indian women--Portraits
American literature--Indian authors--Portraits
Indian musicians--Portraits
Political activists--Portraits
Beat generation--Pictorial works
Artists, American--20th century--Portraits
Beat generation--Portraits
Indian artists--Portraits
Poets, American
Authors, American--20th century--Portraits
Portrait photographers--Archival resources
American literature--20th century
Environmentalists--Portraits
Poets, American--20th century--Photographs
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Photographers
Poets, American
Portrait photographers--United States--Archival resources
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Americans

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