William P. Gottlieb

1917 - 2006

William P. Gottlieb

William Paul Gottlieb (January 28, 1917 – April 23, 2006) was an American photographer and newspaper columnist who is best known for his classic photographs of the leading performers of the "Golden Age" of American jazz in the 1930s and 1940s. Gottlieb's photographs are among the best known and widely reproduced images of this era of jazz.During the course of his career, Gottlieb took portraits of hundreds of prominent jazz musicians and personalities, typically while they were playing or singing at well-known New York City jazz clubs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William P. Gottlieb has received more than 60,595 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 70th most popular photographer.

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Among photographers, William P. Gottlieb ranks 70 out of 87Before him are Adolfo Farsari, Gertrude Käsebier, Andreas Gursky, Bob Guccione, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and William Eggleston. After him are Wilson Bentley, Karl Struss, David LaChapelle, Spencer Tunick, Bert Stern, and Roman Vishniac.

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Among people born in 1917, William P. Gottlieb ranks 174Before him are Durward Knowles, Ossie Davis, Jean Lucas, Kriangsak Chamanan, Fidel Sánchez Hernández, and Nils Karlsson. After him are Asima Chatterjee, Gonzalo Rojas, Phyllis Diller, José Perácio, Freddie Francis, and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.. Among people deceased in 2006, William P. Gottlieb ranks 189Before him are Don Thompson, Mariam Aslamazian, Bruno Kirby, Betty Curtis, Ted Schroeder, and Don Knotts. After him are Asima Chatterjee, Esther Lederberg, Hilde Domin, Lou Rawls, Gordon Parks, and Gösta Löfgren.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William P. Gottlieb ranks 4,976 out of 12,171Before him are Matt Bomer (1977), Tessa Thompson (1983), David Mamet (1947), Judy Collins (1939), Lance Reddick (1962), and Blind Willie Johnson (1897). After him are Mel Patton (1924), Loretta Swit (1937), Zendaya (1996), Leonard Peltier (1944), Jonathan Groff (1985), and Michael G. Wilson (1942).

Among PHOTOGRAPHERS In United States

Among photographers born in United States, William P. Gottlieb ranks 23Before him are Imogen Cunningham (1883), Herb Ritts (1952), Helen Levitt (1913), Gertrude Käsebier (1852), Bob Guccione (1930), and William Eggleston (1939). After him are Wilson Bentley (1865), Karl Struss (1886), David LaChapelle (1963), Spencer Tunick (1967), Francesca Woodman (1958), and Sally Mann (1951).

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