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Kurt Markus, an internationally acclaimed fine art photographer known for his black-and-white portraits, magazine and fashion work, and luminous landscapes, died in Santa Fe on June 12, after a battle with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body disease. He was 75 years old.
December 8, 2020
Kurt Markus began his career shooting cowboys in Montana. A new exhibition shows how he trained his lens on boxers, fashion models and nudes, too.
December 7, 2020
Known for his stunning, raw, and authentic images, Kurt Markus returns to the Staley Wise Gallery for a career retrospective. Markus grew up in rural Montana and gained prominence through documenting American cowboys for the magazine Western Horseman. Many of these timeless images are shown in the gallery; the portraits are delicate and balanced — words not usually synonymous with cowboys.
December 2, 2020
In New York, Staley-Wise Gallery celebrates the long and illustrious career of American photographer Kurt Markus, known for the distinct monochrome style he has applied to everything from lyrical landscape imagery to portraiture and fashion photography.