It's A Colorful Life

Release Date: 
January 17, 2014

MOPA Exhibits the Work of Lynn Fayman
Feb. 8, - May 11, 2014

San Diego, Calif. – The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) will exhibit the photographic artwork of one of the city’s great creative legacies. Lynn Fayman, who moved to San Diego in the 1940s and lived there until his passing in 1968, expressed his artistic vision through various media, but used color photography as a vehicle to push his own boundaries.  MOPA recently acquired the Lynn G. Fayman archive and will display a selection of these works from February 8 – May 11, 2014.

Photography is a constantly evolving medium. Whereas digital equipment and distribution channels are the current trend, there have been many different processes that have changed the way we capture, print and share images over the years. Fayman utilized one such process, the short-lived Kodak Flexichrome process, to produce vibrant, beautiful images. The images Fayman created challenge our ideas about what a photograph can be. He used this process to create experimental, abstract artwork, more akin to painting than traditional photography.

Acoording to Scott Davis, Director of Exhibitions at MOPA, “Lynn Fayman's photographs illuminate an important chapter in the history of abstract American art. His affiliation with artists such as Man Ray and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy had a tremendous influence on his career, as well as shaping contemporary art in San Diego. MOPA is delighted to receive the Lynn G. Fayman archive, and share some of his photographs and films from this pioneering mid-century artist with the public.”

In addition to still photographs, Fayman extended his creative efforts as a motion picture filmmaker for which he won a number of prestigious awards. He even partnered with Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) to illustrate three children’s books. Selections of Fayman’s films and books are included as part of this exhibition. For more information on this exhibition, go to

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