Art Shay

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General Information

Name: Art Shay

Pen Name: None

Born: in Bronx, New York

Website: http://www.artshay.com/bio.html

Email: artshay2@aol.com

Blog: http://chicagoist.com/tags/fromthevaultofartshay

Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Art-Shay/109422585743181?ref=ts

Website to access Art's photos: www.photosource.com

Illinois Connection

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."

Published Works

  • 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)

ISBN: 025201586X
Release Date: 1988-11-01

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Album for an Age: Unconventional Words and Pictures From the Twentieth Century

ISBN: 1566633273
Release Date: 2000-08-28

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Animals

ISBN: 0252027426
Release Date: 2002-05-03

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Couples: PHOTOGRAPHS

ISBN: 0252028368
Release Date: 2003-07-28

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Literary Awards

He has won some 20 Art Director Awards for distinguished photography.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Art Shay on WorldCat

Art Shay on Amazon

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