Richard Nagler

Richard Nagler (born 1947) is an American businessman and photographer. Four critically-acclaimed monographs of his photography have been published.

Mr. Nagler graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 magna cum laude/Phi beta kappa with a B. A. in politics and philosophy, and he began his career in photography in the 1970s. His photography has been exhibited in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions in the United States and Europe, and his work has been included in many public and private collections.

Throughout his career he has collaborated with literary and art luminaries including Isaac Bashevis Singer, Allen Ginsberg. Ishmael Reed, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Peter Selz, among others.

Mr. Nagler’s photography  has also been featured in publications including: The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, ArtForum InternationalArtweekThe Los Angeles TimesPlayboy Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is represented by George Krevsky Gallery, Oakland, California.

His latest book, Looking at Art: The Art of Looking was awarded the Gold Medal for Photography in the Non-Fiction Book Awards (2014), the First Prize in Photography at the Beverly Hills Book Awards, and was a finalist in the Indiefab Book Awards for 2014. 

He has also been an avid collector of fine photography and other fine art and his art collection is strong in 20th century photography and California painting and sculpture. In addition, he is a book reviewer specializing in photography and other fine arts for New York Journal of Books.

Book Reviews by Richard Nagler

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“an important analysis and catalogue of a genius at work with a smirk on his never-seen face. The aggregate of his art is Banksy’s validation and legacy.

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“For those seeking an encyclopedic understanding of photographic art history, Photography by David Bate is an essential book and is highly recommended.”

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“These masterworks by Levitt have cemented her reputation in the archives of major museums around the world and on the walls of serious collectors of photography.”

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“a deep intellectual probe into the importance and significance of photography as it morphed from a secondary tool of artists into photography’s acceptance as the art itsel

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“Mona Kuhn: Works will secure her prominence as an artist who has a love for life and and the ability to manifest that love through beautiful photography.

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”Many will judge that, despite all the emotional chaos, William Feaver has cornered a lion, and that Lucian Freud has earned his place in the pantheon of great post-war realist painters.

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Steve McCurry’s photographs speak to the human experience around the world with wit, compassion, and perspicacity blended with a brilliant photographic talent and an eye f

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”Magnum Artists is a must-have for the libraries of art lovers and photography aficionados everywhere.”

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Photography’s Last Century is an indispensable addition to one’s library.

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There is no question that Jacques Henri Lartigue is one of the leading figures of 20th century photography.