Robert Farber


Robert Farber Biography

American, b. 1944

Robert Farber’s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, impressionistic style captures the essence of composition in every genre, including nudes, still life, landscapes and architecture. His ten photo art books have sold over half a million copies.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis brought Farber into Doubleday for the publication of his book “By the Sea,” which won the Art Director’s Award for color photography. Aside from numerous creative awards, Robert Farber also received the Photographer of the Year from PMA (Photographic Manufacturers Association), ASP International Award from the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and The American Society of Photographers. This award was given to those who’ve made a significant contribution to the science and art of photography. Some previous recipients of this award include Dr. Edwin Land (inventor of the Polaroid), George Hurrell, and National Geographic.
Farber’s work with nudes in fine art as well as in the commercial realm is known and respected. He has lectured for Ogilvy & Mather on the “Nude in Advertising.” ASMP requested to use Farber’s nudes as an examples of the artistic application in support of the National Endowment of Arts, after its backing of the controversial Mapplethorpe/Serrano exhibit. His book, “Farber Nudes,” was also included the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis estate collection.
Farber’s fine-art photographs have been published in virtually every form. Farber has exhibited in galleries and museums world-wide. He’s lectured at the Smithsonian Institute, The George Eastman House, as well as Universities and professional groups throughout the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe. Aside from his fine art photography, Robert Farber’s work encompasses major campaigns for fashion, beauty and advertising, as well as directing for TV and film. 

University of Miami, Marketing & Business, Miami, FL

May-Jun, 2017, Mixed: Group Exhibition, New York, NY
2017, “Under the bright lights: fashionable moments: Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2017, “UNSEEN/Midnight Studio” WhiteBox, New York, NY
Nov-Dec, 2016, Cavalier Galleries 30th Anniversary, New York, NY
Sep-Oct, 2016, Collected Memories, Merritt Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Aug-Sep, 2016, Soul of the Summer, Merritt Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Jun-Jul, 2016, Feminine Mystique, Merritt Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Apr-Jun, 2016, The Menagerie, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
Apr-May, 2016, Spring Group Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
Nov-Jan, 2015, Important Photographs: 1930’s-Today, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
Jan-Mar, 2015, Winter Group Show, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
Jun-Aug, 2015, Summer Selections, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
May-Jun, 2015, The Portrait Interpreted, Greenwich, CT
Apr-May, 2015, Spring Forward, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
Nov, 2014-Jan, 2015, Winter Group Show, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2015, “Classic Fashion” Galeria Tropica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Oct, 2014, Fall Group Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
Sep-Oct, 2014, Icons of Photography, Cavalier Galleries, Nantucket, MA
Feb-Mar, 2014, Captured: A Group Photography Show, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
Jan-Feb, 2014, Farberesque: From Pensive to Provocative, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
Jan-Feb, 2014, Winter Group Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
Sep, 2014, New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show: Park Avenue Armory, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
Nov-Dec, 2013, Fall Group Show, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
Sep-Oct, 2013, Figurative Group Show, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
Jun, 2013, June Group Show, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2013, “Mostra Fotografica” Borgo San Marco, Puglia, Italy
2013, “Journey Through Moods: Robert Faber Photographs” Dubrovnick Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnick, Croatia
2013, “American Moods: Altamira Fine Art Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2011, “BEL’ART” BEL’RP, Paris, France
2011, “Perspectives” Artisan Works, Rochester, NY
2009, Gallery 27 Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
2008, HW Gallery, Naples, FL
2006, “Romantic Moods: Timothy Yarger Fine Art , Beverly Hills, CA
2005, Kensington-Lott Fine Art, Grand Cayman, British West Indies
2004, “Natural Beauty: Farber Nudes” Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA
2002, Artspace Gallery, Calgary, Canada
2001, Duggal Gallery, New York, NY
2000, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL
1994, Hankyu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1981, Gallery One, San Francisco, CA
1980, Dyansen Gallery, New York, NY
1979, Images Gallery of Contemporary Photography, New York, NY
1978, “Color prints after the Old Masters”, New York, NY
1976, “Color photographs of landscapes and still lives”, New York, NY
1976, Nikon House, New York, NY
1972, Newark Library , Newark, NJ

Contemporary American Erotic Photography
How to Photograph Women Dixons World of Photography
Graphis Nudes: Issue No. 1 Graphis, Inc.
NUDES 2’ (Graphis Nudes), Graphis, Inc.
Curve: The Female Nude Now Universe
The World’s Top Photographers: Nudes Rotovision

1995, ASP International Award from the Professional Photographers of America and The American Society of Photographers
1988, Art Director’s Award for color photography – By The Sea
1987, Photographer of the Year from Photographic Manufacturers Association