L U I S   C A M N I T Z E R
© Photo: Nicolai Krauss

Luis Camnitzer

124 Susquehanna Ave.
Great Neck, N.Y. 10021. USA
Tel:  (516) 466 6975
Fax: (516) 487 8244

Melchiade 1
Lucca, Italy
Tel/fax: (0583) 835 781
Born in Lübeck/Germany,1937, emigrated to Uruguay in 1939. Citizen of Uruguay.
Lives in U.S.A. since 1964. Professor of Art at State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, since 1969 to present.


Graduated in sculpture, Escuela de Bellas Artes, Universidad del Uruguay. Studied architecture at the same university and sculpture and printmaking at the Academy of Munich.

1957 German government grant to study sculpture, Academy of Munich
1961 Guggenheim fellowship for printmaking
1965/66     Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, to illustrate »Tales of the Hassidim« by Martin Buber
1978 Creative Arts Program Services (CAPS) for sculpture
1982 Guggenheim fellowship for visual arts
1988 Public Arts Fund, Times Square Spectacolor Board
1991 Art Matters grant

Awards and Honors
1958 Annual Printmaking Award, Academy of Munich
1963/68 Honorable Mention, Bienal de Chile
1965 Second prize, Xylon, International Xilography Competition, Switzerland.
Honorary member of the Academy in Florence
1970 Prize, Bienal de Puerto Rico
1973 Honorable Mention, Biennial of Ljubljana
1974 Prize, British International Print Biennial, Bradford
1988 Represented Uruguay in the Biennial of Venice
1992 April 3rd designated "Luis Camnitzer Day" by the Major of Cleveland, Ohio
1996 First prize ES96, Tijuana

Permanent Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York. Metropolitan Museum, New York. Whitney Museum, New York. The Public Library, New York. Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires. Museo del Grabado, Buenos Aires. Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile. Museo Universitario, Mexico. Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas. Museu de Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo. Museum of Malmö. Museum of Trenton. Yeshiva University Museum, New York. Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Biblioteca Communale, Milan. National Library, Jerusalem. R.C.A. Corporation. A.R.C.O. Corporation. Wagstaff Collection, Getty Museum. Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá. Museo de Arte Moderno, Cartagena. Museo La Tertulia, Cali, Museum Wiesbaden. Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, Baghdad. Casa de las Américas, La Habana. Museo of Skopje. Centro Wifredo Lam, La Habana. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana. The Jewish Museum, New York. Museo Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Montevideo. Museo del Barrio, New York. Cabinet of Drawings and Prints of the Uffizzi, Florence, Italy. Queens Museum, New York. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


Books: New Art of Cuba, University of Texas Press, 1994
Articles and essays in: Marcha, Montevideo; Arte en Colombia, Bogotá; Third Text, London; Art in America, New York; New Art Examiner, Chicago; Art Nexus, Bogotá; Brecha, Montevideo; Spiral, New York; Nacla, New York; etc.

See also:

La Corrupción en el Arte / El Arte de la Corrupción - The Corruption in the Arts / the Art of Corruption
Published in Universes in Universe - Forum. (Spanish, German)

©  On-line presentation:  Universes in Universe