Individual Author Record
Name: Art ShayPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:CHILD C:YA Born: in Bronx, New York Sites:
Illinois ConnectionArt lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationMr 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