About the Photographer
Robert Stiegler was a photographer and filmmaker born in Chicago, IL, in 1938. He completed a bachelor’s degree (1960) at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. He returned to the Institute of Design to complete a master’s degree in 1970. He taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he helped to develop the photography program, from 1966 until his death in 1990. A retrospective of his work was held in 1992 at Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, and his work was exhibited in Passing the Torch: The Chicago Students of Callahan and Siskind at Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL (2010). Stiegler received numerous grants, including from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. His work is held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others.