Abelardo Morell


Abelardo Morell Biography


Abelardo Morell was born in Havana, Cuba and immi­grated to the United States with his par­ents in 1962. Morell received his under­grad­u­ate degree from Bow­doin Col­lege and an MFA from The Yale Uni­ver­sity School of Art. Morell is well known in the photographic community for creating creating camera obscura images in various places around the world and photographing these. 

His pub­li­ca­tions include a pho­to­graphic illus­tra­tion of Alice’s Adven­tures in Won­der­land (1998) by Dut­ton Children’s Books, A Cam­era in a Room (1995) by Smith­son­ian Press, A Book of Books (2002) and Cam­era Obscura (2004) by Bulfinch Press and Abelardo Morell (2005), pub­lished by Phaidon Press. Recent pub­li­ca­tions include a lim­ited edi­tion book by The Museum of Mod­ern Art in New York of his Cliché Verre images with a text by Oliver Sacks.

Morell's work has been col­lected and shown in many gal­leries, insti­tu­tions and muse­ums, includ­ing the Museum of Mod­ern Art, The Whit­ney Museum of Amer­i­can Art, the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Art Museum in New York, The Chicago Art Insti­tute, The San Fran­cisco Museum of Mod­ern Art, The Hous­ton Museum of Art, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, The Vic­to­ria &Albert Museum and over sev­enty other muse­ums in the United States and abroad. In 2013, a ret­ro­spec­tive of his work was orga­nized jointly by the Art Insti­tute of Chicago, The Getty and The High Museum in Atlanta.