Ryszard Horowitz


Born May 5, 1939, Cracow, Poland; came to U.S., 1959; son of Dawid and Regina (Rosner); married Anna (Bogusz); children: Daniel, Emil. Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (NY), 1963.

Career: photographer, various film and design companies; artistic director, Grey Advertising, 1965-67; photography studio owner, 1967 -.

Author: one-person and group exhibitions and shows i.a.: Hastings Gallery, New York City, 1979, one man show, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw (Poland), 1987, Photographie: De la reclame a la publicite, Centre de Georges Pompidou, Paris (France), 1990, one man show, Center for Creative Imaging, Camden (ME), National Gallery of Pollish Society of Artists, Warsaw, and The Prague House of Photography (Czechoslovakia), 1992, Image Hong Kong, 1993; Ryszard Horowitz (book about his work), 1994.

Member of: Advertising Photographers of America (board member, 1987-88); American Society of Magazine Photographers.

Honors, i.a.: scholarship, A. Brodovitch, 1959-63; Gold Medal, Art Directors Club of New York, 1970; gold award, The One Show, 1973; "Gold Caddie", Best in Car Advertising, Detroit (MI), 1982; All American Photographer of the Year, 1983; Best in Special Effects Photography, Advertising Photographers of America, 1991; numerous certificates of merit and merit awards, Art Directors Club of New York; listed in Encyklopedie Internationale des Photographes de 1839 a nos jours (Switzerland), 1985.

Languages: Polish, English

Hobbies: skiing, computers, drawing

Office: Ryszard Horowitz, Ltd., 137 W. 25th St., New York, NY 10001

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996