Pen Name: None
Born: in Bronx, New York
Website to access Art's photos: www.photosource.com
Art lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Mr Shay has published some 60 books since coming to Illinois in 1948. A great friend of the famous Illinois writer Nelson Algren. He completed two books on his friend and their shared love of Chicago - Chicago's Nelson Algren.
Art worked first as a reporter where he had a weekly column in various papers and then as a photographer for numerous publications. He has published over 10,000 photographs in magazines including Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated.
He has also written a play, Where Have You Gone, Jimmy Stewart that was produced by Chicago’s American Theater Company (ATC) in 2002 and also published several books on photography and sports.
Shay also wrote a terrific autobiography "Album for an Age" and published two coffee table books with the University of Illinois press titled "Couples" and "Animals."
- Nelson Algren`s Chicago: Visions of Illinois, University of Illinois Press, 1988
- Album for an Age, Ivan R. Dee, Inc., 2000
- Animals, University of Illinois Press, 2002
- Couples, Photographs by Art Shay, University of Illinois Press, 2003
- Chicago's Nelson Algren, Seven Stories Press, 2007
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
NELSON ALGREN'S CHICAGO (Visions of Illinois)
Release Date: 1988-11-01
Album for an Age: Unconventional Words and Pictures From the Twentieth Century
Release Date: 2000-08-28
Release Date: 2002-05-03
Release Date: 2003-07-28
He has won some 20 Art Director Awards for distinguished photography.
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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