Fred Maroon

Fred Maroon

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Fred Maroon
Fred J. Maroon (American, 1924-2001) was a photographer of international renown. His career spanned more than half a century and touched on topics ranging from fashion to food and architecture to politics. In addition to the numerous awards garnered during his career, Maroon’s works are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, and the Library of Congress. Maroon began his interest in photography with a Kodak Brownie camera which is mother famously threw it out a second-story window one day claiming he was wasting too much time with it and ignoring his paper route. He served as a signalman in World War II and thereafter studied architecture at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., where he was editor-in-chief of the school yearbook, The Cardinal. When he graduated from college, he was hired by Life Magazine in New York, and at the same time was awarded a scholarship to do graduate architectural studies at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. With the offer from Life Magazine to be a ‘stringer’ in their Paris bureau for the year, Maroon was able to travel extensively through post-war Europe. He went to 19 different countries capturing the history, devastation, and rebirth he found on the continent – the people and places were seen through the eyes of a young American war veteran, fresh out of university, curious yet unsophisticated, as he intuitively reacted to the scenes he witnessed. Through the second half of the 20th century, Maroon did a series of coffee-table books and photographed for many leading magazines. Among those were a series of eight fashion stories he did between 1960 and 1970 in remote and challenging locations for Look Magazine in Mongolia, Afghanistan, Eygpt, Russia and Japan. In 2013, these photographs were brought together for the first time in an exhibition of fashion photography works at Artist’s Proof Gallery in Washington D.C. His most significant historical work was made during the Nixon administration. Following his book ‘Courage and Hesitation’, stories about Watergate began to break and Maroon realizing that something of great significance was taking place, covered it extensively. The resulting collection begins with Nixon’s 1972 reelection campaign and runs through his resignation in 1974. Because of what Maroon described as the “negative and worrisome mood” of the country, he locked away 576 rolls of Watergate film and did not allow most of his pictures to be published until 1999 in The Nixon Years, 1969-1974, White House to Watergate. The Smithsonian did an exhibition of these photographs in that year as well. Fred Maroon was the recipient of Gold Medal awards from the Art Directors’ Clubs of Metropolitan Washington and New York. His work was exhibited throughout America and abroad, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, and the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress, in Washington DC. He had one-man exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Capitol in Washington DC. In June 1995 he had an exhibition, “Politics and Poetry,” at the Leica Gallery in New York. A posthumous exhibition, “Sorrow and Splendor: Images of Europe, 1950 – 1951,” was held at the Kathleen Ewing Gallery in Washington, DC in 2002. His photographs have been exhibited in major national museums as part of the “Photography in the Fine Arts” exhibitions, which are now in the permanent collection of the International Center of Photography in New York. Among his many honors were four First Prize awards in the annual White House News Photographers’ Association competitions. Mr. Maroon lectured extensively throughout the United States and abroad. In 1986 and 1990 he exhibited and lectured at Photokina in Cologne, Germany, and in October 1986 he lectured as part of the National Geographic Society’s “Masters of Photography” series. In 1990 Mr. Maroon was part of the Smithsonian Institution’s “Masters of Photography” series.
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Afghanistan: Buz Kashi Horseman near Kunduz ( Edition 13/100)
Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: Buz Kashi Horseman near Kunduz ( Edition 13/100)

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

$1,800.00

Capitol - Harrier Jet on Mall
Fred Maroon

Capitol - Harrier Jet on Mall

Limited Edition Photographic Print

18 x 12 in

$500.00

Japan: Tea Field at Shimizu (Edition 16/100)
Fred Maroon

Japan: Tea Field at Shimizu (Edition 16/100)

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

$2,200.00

No. 022 Street Scene Near la Madeleine, Paris, France
Fred Maroon

No. 022 Street Scene Near la Madeleine, Paris, France

Silver Gelatin Print

14.25 x 14.25 in

$3,800.00

No. 035 Sunbathers Along the Seine, Paris, France
Fred Maroon

No. 035 Sunbathers Along the Seine, Paris, France

Silver Gelatin Print

18.24 x 12.25 in

$3,800.00

No. 099 Gondolas, Venice, Italy
Fred Maroon

No. 099 Gondolas, Venice, Italy

Silver Gelatin Print

12.50 x 18.50 in

$3,800.00

No. 138 Begging Children, Spain
Fred Maroon

No. 138 Begging Children, Spain

Silver Gelatin Print

10 x 9.50 cm

$3,500.00

No. 185 Women Workers, Split Harbor, Yugoslavia
Fred Maroon

No. 185 Women Workers, Split Harbor, Yugoslavia

Silver Gelatin Print

12.50 x 18.50 cm

$3,800.00

No. 223 Street Scene, Newcastle, England
Fred Maroon

No. 223 Street Scene, Newcastle, England

Silver Gelatin Print

14.25 x 18 in

$3,800.00

Outer Mongolia: Prayer at the Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator (Edition 13/100)
Fred Maroon

Outer Mongolia: Prayer at the Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator (Edition 13/100)

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

$2,200.00

Afghanistan: Poppies near Kunduz ( Edition 11/100)
Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: Poppies near Kunduz ( Edition 11/100)

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

$1,800.00

Georgetown University - Skull
Fred Maroon

Georgetown University - Skull

Limited Edition Photographic Print

18 x 12 in

$500.00

Japan: Torii Gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto (Edition 11/100)
Fred Maroon

Japan: Torii Gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto (Edition 11/100)

Photographic Print

30 x 40 in

$3,000.00

No. 026 Women in Bar, Paris, France
Fred Maroon

No. 026 Women in Bar, Paris, France

Silver Gelatin Print

18.25 x 12.25 in

$3,800.00

No. 067 Two Women Framed in Window, Lyon, France
Fred Maroon

No. 067 Two Women Framed in Window, Lyon, France

Silver Gelatin Print

14.25 x 14.25 in

$3,800.00

No. 106 Photographer in Piazzo San Marco, Venice, Italy
Fred Maroon

No. 106 Photographer in Piazzo San Marco, Venice, Italy

Silver Gelatin Print

18.25 x 12.25 in

$3,800.00

No. 163 Man Reading Newspaper, Trieste, Italy
Fred Maroon

No. 163 Man Reading Newspaper, Trieste, Italy

Silver Gelatin Print

18.25 x 13 in

$3,800.00

No. 205 Gypsy Camp, Near Athens, Greece
Fred Maroon

No. 205 Gypsy Camp, Near Athens, Greece

Silver Gelatin Print

14.50 x 14.75 cm

$3,800.00

No. 238 Girl in Bar, Antwerp, Belgium
Fred Maroon

No. 238 Girl in Bar, Antwerp, Belgium

Silver Gelatin Print

18.25 x 12.50 in

$3,800.00

Supreme Court - West Front in Winter
Fred Maroon

Supreme Court - West Front in Winter

Limited Edition Photographic Print

18 x 12 in

$500.00

Afghanistan: The Hindu Kush (Edition 11/100)
Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: The Hindu Kush (Edition 11/100)

Photographic Print

30 x 40 in

$3,400.00

Georgetown: Q Street in Winter (Edition 20/300)
Fred Maroon

Georgetown: Q Street in Winter (Edition 20/300)

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

$1,800.00

Leningrad: Upper Bath House at the Catherine Palace in nearby Pushkin (Edition 15/100)
Fred Maroon

Leningrad: Upper Bath House at the Catherine Palace in nearby Pushkin (Edition 15/100)

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

$2,200.00

No. 029 Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France
Fred Maroon

No. 029 Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

Silver Gelatin Print

18.25 x 12.25 in

$3,800.00

No. 095 Wallet Vendor, Milan, Italy
Fred Maroon

No. 095 Wallet Vendor, Milan, Italy

Silver Gelatin Print

12.25 x 18.25 in

$3,800.00

No. 110 St. Mark's Cathedral, Venice, Italy
Fred Maroon

No. 110 St. Mark's Cathedral, Venice, Italy

Silver Gelatin Print

14.50 x 14.50 in

$3,800.00

No. 171 Group on Bench, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Fred Maroon

No. 171 Group on Bench, Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Silver Gelatin Print

12.25 x 18.50 in

$3,800.00

No. 214 Boy with Drill Bit, Liverpool, England
Fred Maroon

No. 214 Boy with Drill Bit, Liverpool, England

Silver Gelatin Print

12.50 x 8 cm

$3,500.00

No. 242 Row Houses, Dublin Ireland
Fred Maroon

No. 242 Row Houses, Dublin Ireland

Silver Gelatin Print

12.50 x 18.50 in

$3,800.00

White House - View from the Washington Monument
Fred Maroon

White House - View from the Washington Monument

Limited Edition Photographic Print

12 x 18 in

$500.00

Afghanistan: The Hindu Kush (Edition 12/100)
Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: The Hindu Kush (Edition 12/100)

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

$1,800.00

Georgetown: Wisconsin Avenue (Edition 138/300)
Fred Maroon

Georgetown: Wisconsin Avenue (Edition 138/300)

Photographic Print

30 x 40 in

$3,000.00

No. 016 Couple in Yard, Leipheim, Germany
Fred Maroon

No. 016 Couple in Yard, Leipheim, Germany

Silver Gelatin Print

12.50 x 18.25 in

$3,800.00

No. 032 Sugar Ray Robinson on the Champs Elysees, Paris, France
Fred Maroon

No. 032 Sugar Ray Robinson on the Champs Elysees, Paris, France

Silver Gelatin Print

14.25 x 14.25 in

$3,800.00

No. 097 Two Men on Street, Florence, Italy
Fred Maroon

No. 097 Two Men on Street, Florence, Italy

Silver Gelatin Print

15.50 x 14.50 in

$3,800.00

No. 116 Canal, Venice, Italy
Fred Maroon

No. 116 Canal, Venice, Italy

Silver Gelatin Print

18.25 x 12.50 in

$3,800.00

No. 175 Military Officer Reading in Park, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Fred Maroon

No. 175 Military Officer Reading in Park, Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Silver Gelatin Print

12.50 x 18.50 cm

$3,800.00

No. 220 Four Men on a Bench, Newcastle, England
Fred Maroon

No. 220 Four Men on a Bench, Newcastle, England

Silver Gelatin Print

8.50 x 12.50 cm

$3,500.00

Outer Mongolia: Gandan Monastry in Ulan Bator (Edition 11/100)
Fred Maroon

Outer Mongolia: Gandan Monastry in Ulan Bator (Edition 11/100)

Photographic Print

30 x 40 in

$3,000.00

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