Photograph of Saul Bellow by Famed Photographer Art Shay; Signed by Bellow and Shay

  • Saul Bellow Signed Photograph.

Saul Bellow Signed Photograph.


Item Number: 191

Black and white silver gelatin print of novelist and Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow. The photograph measures 11 inches by 14 inches. Signed by Saul Bellow on the photograph. The photograph was taken by renowned photographer Art Shay in October 1976, the same day the author heard that he had been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Shay is a former Time-Life staff reporter who became a full-time photojournalist in the early fifties. More than 25,000 of his photographs have since appeared in numerous publications, including Life, Time, the New York Times, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated. His work has been much exhibited, critically acclaimed, and collected. He has won some twenty Art Director awards for distinguished photography, as well as commendation for Life magazine’s “Picture of the Year” in 1959. Signed and stamped by Shay on the verso. In fine condition. Matted and framed.

Saul Bellow is the only author to have received three National Book Awards, for The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, and Mr. Sammler’s Planet, in addition to both the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes. The Sunday Times praised these achievements when it revered "Bellow’s oeuvre [as] both timeless and ruthlessly contemporary."

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