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Elliott Kaufman | American, 1945 -

Elliott Kaufman studied art at the Philadelphia College of Art, and received a B.S. from Temple University. He has taught photography at Queens College, Long Island University, and he is currently an instructor at the International Center of Photography.

Kaufman began working in photography in the mid 1970’s photographing for the diner series, photographs that were later published by Harper and Row in 1980 under the title, American Diner.

In addition to the diner series, Kaufman has developed ideas for site-specific photomurals. He was commissioned by the Public Art Fund to create a 35 x 35 feet mural outside the Holland Tunnel. A New York State Council on the Arts grant led to the exhibition, Mural for Astor Place at the Houghton Gallery of the Cooper Union.

Books by Elliott Kaufman include: Numbers Everywhere (2013, Abbeville Press), Alphabet Everywhere (2012, Abbeville Press), Mondo Materials (Abrams + Co., 1993), and American Diner (1980, Harper + Row).

Kaufman’s photographs have been exhibited at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Biggs Museum of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, International Center of Photography (ICP), and Light Gallery.