Roy Schatt

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Roy Schatt (1909-2002) was a New York City born artist who pursued a lifelong, passionate career in the arts. Schatt studied under N.C. Wyeth, painted murals during the WPA, and used his artistic skill while stationed with the Army in India. After the war, he returned to New York City where he worked in a variety of creative positions, taking up advertising, acting, illustration, and ultimately photography, his life-long passion. In the 1950s, he became part of the downtown cultural scene and a regular at The Actors Studio, where he was known as "the method photographer" due to his preference for natural light and unstaged settings. Roy Schatt’s photographs have been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, NY, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, Art Institute of Chicago, IL, and included in numerous other national and international exhibitions. The Schatt archive includes iconic images of Elia Kazan, Lee Strasberg, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Tennessee Williams, Steve McQueen, Rod Steiger, Sidney Poitier, Joanne Woodward, Martin Landau, Arthur Miller, Geraldine Page, Anne Meara, Ben Gazzara, Maureen Stapleton, John Cassavetes, Dorothy Parker, Brendan Behan, Lillian Hellman, Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Bud Schulberg, William Saroyan, Marlene Dietrich and many others.

1909 Born in New York, USA
1930–1939 Studied painting with N.C. Wyeth and began working for advertising agency BBDO
1950–1959 Lived in Greenwich Village and, while working as an actor, took many of his most famous photos of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen, etc.

2002 Died in New York, USA

2014 American Cool, National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C
2006 The Mirrowred Psyche, Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica