Born in Philadelphia, both sides of his family descended from late nineteenth century Lithuanian immigrants. Edward Wallowitch pursued his talent for photography early and began taking photos when he was just eleven.
At the age of eighteen, he was the youngest photographer to be included in “The Family of Man”, Edward Steichen’s legendary exhibition held in 1955 at The Museum of Modern Art, meaning he was the youngest photographer ever to have prints in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Two of them were taken with a Brownie box reflex camera while he was still at high school.
Wallowitch was a close friend of Andy Warhol in the 1950s and 60s in New York. By then he had moved from Philadelphia to Manhattan and had become an integral part of the Greenwich Village bohemia, alongside his brother John, and sister Anna Mae. Wallowitch produced a kind of poetic street photography with strong sensibility, showing a tender eye for both composition and texture. He spent a lot of his time photographing children and teenagers.
Many of Wallowitch’s pictures served as source material for Andy Warhol’s drawings. He died at the age of 48, cause of death unknown.
Galerie Meyer Oceanic & Eskimo Art
Founded in 1980 by Rita Alex Meyer, the “Galerie Meyer” is managed since 1981 by his son Anthony JP. Meyer, and is dedicated to ancient and traditional arts from the Pacific cultures. It publishes a lot of exhibition catalogues as well as reference books on Oceanic art. In 2010, the space started a new section dedicated to archaic artistic forms of Eskimo cultures.
Galerie Daniel Blau
Daniel Blau opened his first gallery back in 1990 in an old bakery’s basement in Munich. Established today on Maximilianstraße, the gallery is specialised in modern and contemporary art. Living up to its reputation, he recently discovered vintage prints by Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa and Weegee. The exhibited photographs are mostly unseen, and some of them have been attributed to their authors for the first time.