Fred Leavitt

Fred (The Shooter) Leavitt

  • Photographer
  • Digital artist
  • Designer
  • Percussionist

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Leavitt studied photography in Germany during the 1960's. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Orient doing various photographic essays.

Books

Pullman, Portrait of a Landmark Community, Published by Historic Pullman Foundation

Fred Leavittís Chicago, 128 page hard cover, published by Jannes Art Publishing Chicago

Fred Leavittís Chicago, Limited Edition leather-bound, commissioned by the First National Bank of Chicago

Lies (People Believe) About Animals, Published by Albert Whitman and Company

Museum Collections

Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

The Vatican Collection, Rome, Italy

Assignment Work

Magazine work for National Geographic, Life, Look and numerous other national and regional magazines

Corporate work for Kraft, Citibank, Sears, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sara Lee, Motorola and many other leading corporations

Accomplishments and Awards

Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, 1969

International Exhibition of Photography, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Distinguished Achievement in the Communicating Arts Excellence Award

Chicago Four Group - Artist Guild of Chicago, Chicago Society of Communicating Arts, Graphic Arts Council of Chicago and Society of Typographic Arts.

Distinguished Achievement in the Communicating Arts Excellence Award,

Chicago 6 Group - American Society of Magazine Photographers, Chicago Film Council, Artists Guild of Chicago, Chicago Society of Communicating Arts, Graphic Arts Council, Society of Typographic Arts.

Distinguished Achievement in the Communicating Arts Excellence Award

Chicago Eight Group the Art Directors Club of Chicago, American Society of Magazine Photographers and
Artists Guild of Chicago,

Distinguished Achievement Award of Excellence

State of Florida purchased Wetlands collection for donation to the Ringling Museums Circulating Exhibits Program

City of Chicago gave Pope John Paul I a signed print as a gift in a special ceremony held in Chicago, October 1979

Signed print auctioned by WTTW, Channel 11 Public Television as part of the Eleven Collection Fundraiser.

Chicago Book Clinic Award.

The Art Institute of Chicago purchases leather bound limited edition copies of Fred Leavitt’s Chicago to give as gifts to visiting dignitaries.

Awarded first commission to a photographer to produce a permanent photographic exhibit in a municipal building,
Chicago Council on Fine Arts.

Gallery Showings

Numerous private and public one man gallery shows, Chicago

Florida exhibits / awards

Nov./Dec. 2001, One man show, South Florida Community College, Avon Park,

Dec. 2001/Jan. 2002, One man show, Highlands Museum of Art, Sebring, FL

Oct. 4-15, 2002 , Photography: Art in Focus, Gold Leaf Gallery, Deland, FL

March 2003 One Man Show, Florida Hospital, Sebring, Lake Placid, Orlando

Best of Show, Highlands Art Festival, 2002

Best of Show, Lake Placid Art Show, 2002

2008, The Digital Art Museum, Featured Artist, Huston Tx. www.digitalartmuseum

Fred Leavitt is founder and President of the Primal Connection, a not-for-profit multi-cultural, world rhythm percussion ensemble, health care and educational organization.  www.primalconnection.org

Mr Leavitt lives with his wife Gail, three dogs and a trained feral pig on five acres in Sebring, Florida 
9205 Bridle Path, Sebring, FL 33875
(863) 402-8238
www.fredleavitt.com
fredinc@tnni.net

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