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Herbert Matter

♂  American, born Switzerland. 1907–1984

Herbert worked at MoMA from about 1943 to 1948 as Designer . He has been in 20 exhibitions at MoMA, between 1937 and 1988.

22 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
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Photo of the exhibition Photography 1839–1937

17 March to 18 April 1937

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

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A History of the Modern Poster

11–26 June 1941

Max Ernst, Ben Shahn, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Herbert Bayer, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Action Photography

18 August to 19 September 1943

László Moholy-Nagy, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Marcel Duchamp and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Alexander Calder

29 September 1943 to 16 January 1944

Alexander Calder, Herbert Matter, Margaret Miller and James Johnson Sweeney were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Posters

24 May to 17 September 1944

Ben Shahn, El Lissitzky, Herbert Bayer and Monroe Wheeler, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition In and Out of Focus: A Survey of Today's Photography

6 April to 11 July 1948

Edward Steichen, Edward Weston, Walker Evans and Berenice Abbott, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition In and Out of Focus: A Survey of Today's Photography

6 April to 11 July 1948

Edward Steichen, Edward Weston, Walker Evans and Berenice Abbott, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The 28th Annual Exhibition of Advertising and Editorial Art of the New York Art Directors Club

15 March to 17 April 1949

Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Morris Graves, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Polio Poster Competition

31 October to 20 November 1949

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Philip Johnson, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Color Photography

9 May to 4 July 1950

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston and Walker Evans, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Posters from the Bernard Davis Collection

24 May to 25 July 1950

Man Ray, André Masson, Herbert Matter and A. M. Cassandre, among others, were involved.

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Then and Now

5–18 August 1952

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

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Recent Acquisitions, 1946–1953: Department of Architecture and Design

22 December 1953 to 28 February 1954

Henri Matisse, Man Ray, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Four American Graphic Designers

9 February to 4 April 1954

Ben Shahn, Herbert Matter, Mildred Constantine and Leo Lionni, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Travel Posters

6 March to 7 April 1957

Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Herbert Matter and Mildred Constantine, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Edward Steichen Photography Center

Started 27 May 1964

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

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The Photographic Poster

7 September to 30 November 1964

El Lissitzky, Herbert Bayer, Herbert Matter and Mildred Constantine, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Word and Image: Posters and Typography from the Graphic Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, 1879–1967

25 January to 10 March 1968

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Collage and the Photo-Image

11 July to 11 September 1973

Joan Miró, Jasper Johns, Max Ernst and Edward Steichen, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Posters from the Collection

26 March to 19 May 1976

Arthur Drexler, Kurt Schwitters, El Lissitzky and Herbert Bayer, among others, were involved.

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Artists by Artists

18 April to 26 June 1977

Henri Matisse, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Modern Poster

6 June to 6 September 1988

Max Ernst, Ben Shahn, Pierre Bonnard and Oskar Kokoschka, among others, were involved.