ArCHIE Lieberman
1926 - 2008
Archie Lieberman was born in Chicago (1926). He was educated at the Chicago Institute of Design (now Illinois Institute of Technology) where he studied with, among others, Alexander Archipenko, Buckminster Fuller, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Aaron Siskind. He also attended the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied with Vories Fisher. Lieberman has worked as a general assignment photographer for magazines, advertising, and corporations. He worked extensively for Look Magazine between 1952 and 1972. His photographs have also appeared in Life, Time, Fortune, Collier’s, Holiday, London Illustrated, Paris-Match and many other magazines.
Lieberman has been author of, or photographer for, more than twenty books. Among the most notable are The Israelis (1966), Farm Boy (1974), and Neighbors (1993) for which he was both author and photographer. Others include Holy Holy Land, A Devotional Anthology (1969), The Mummies of Guanajuato(1978, story by Ray Bradbury), Chicago (1980), text by Robert Cromie, Chicago: A Celebration (text by Robert Cromie), and The Story of Israel, by Meyer Levin. The photographs of Paul Tillich in The Future of Religions (1966) were made by Lieberman.
Lieberman’s photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Canada, including one man shows in The Soviet Union, Kodak Gallery Grand Central Station., NYC, Rizzoli Gallery, Chicago, U.Dubuque (retrospective), Lands End Gallery, Dodgeville, Wis., Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago, Elveahjam.Museum, Madison, Wis., Carson Pirie Scott & Co., Chicago, and the Prudential Bldg. Chicago. Group shows include the Jewish Museum, NYC, Tower Gallery Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Expo 67, Montreal, Art Institute of Chicago, Photography in Fine Arts, NYC, and San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts,
He has won many prizes and awards, including five from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the Friends of Literature Award (1974, for Farm Boy), The Society of Professional Journalists’ Peter Lisagor Award (1980, for “Final Verdict”), the Chicago Book Clinic Award and selection among the Best Fifty Books of 1965 (for The Israelis), and numerous awards from photographic, typographic, and graphic design professional associations. Lieberman was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Dubuque in September, 1996, and taught a popular course, “Focus on Photography,” many times in recent years.
Lieberman also taught advanced photojournalism at Columbia College in Chicago and later “Powerful Ideas in Photography” at Knox College in Galesburg Illinois

Dear Friends:
Archie passed away peacefully March 2008 after a three year illness.
We have received many letters and emails addressed to him in the past year from people whose life he touched.

My family and I are happy that he is remembered so fondly, and feel gratified by the response to this website.  We also are pleased to announce that we have gifted  Archie’s work to the College Archives within the Columbia College Chicago Library.  Archie taught photography there in the 1960’s.  His work will be available for scholarly research later in 2009.

Esther Lieberman.