MARK A. VIEIRA
Mark A. Vieira is a photographer and writer. He makes glamour portraits in the classic Hollywood mode, working in the historic Granada Buildings, where George Hurrell had his first Los Angeles studio. Mark writes books about the artists, genres, and photographic technique of Hollywood’s Golden Era.
Mark has written seventeen books since 1988, giving voices to George Hurrell, Tony Curtis, Boris Karloff, Greta Garbo, Irving Thalberg, Joan Crawford, and Norma Shearer. He publicizes his books with exhibitions of photographs that he prints by hand from original Hollywood negatives.
Mark’s portrait portfolio includes portraits of Jack Lemmon, Danny Glover, Maggie Grace, and Leslie Mann. In 2010 Mark’s career was celebrated by “The Glamorous Gaze,” an exhibition at the University of Southern California’s One Archives Gallery.
In 2008 Mark introduced his Irving Thalberg exhibition at Lincoln Center. In 2009 Mark guest-curated the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences exhibition: “Irving Thalberg.” In 2013 Mark introduced the L.A. Conservancy’s presentation of Ben-Hur in the Orpheum Theatre, and he appeared on NBC’s The Today Show. Mark has appeared in fourteen documentaries; including Photoplay Productions’ Garbo.
In 2014 Mark and Cecilia de Mille Presley were interviewed by Rita Braver on CBS Sunday Morning. In 2016 Mark introduced the Nitrate Noir series at the UCLA Film & Television Archives and lectured at the American Cinematheque. In 2017 Mark made a series of presentations in the Los Angeles Public Library system, in the Glendale Public Library, and at First Congregational Church.
As part of the monthly Downtown Art Walk event, an opening reception will be held on Thursday, December 13th from 6-8 pm in the gallery of the Fine Arts Building at 811 W. 7th Street in Downtown Los Angeles. Join us for Live Jazz by Granville "Danny" Young, and tasty flavors from a local Brazilian favorite, Wood Spoon. Photographer, writer Mark A. Vieira will be in attendance.
The self-guided public art phenomenon known as the Downtown Art Walk brings thousands of art lovers and community members to an ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, Downtown celebrates the arts on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the galleries, artist studios, and cultural institutions of the Historic Core, including the Fine Arts Building. More info at www.DowntownArtWalk.org
Mark A. Vieira: Glamour Photographs, 1975 to 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 13th 6-8pm (Downtown Art Walk)
Gallery Hours: 8am-8pm daily
The Fine Arts Building - a historic cultural monument
811 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Art Meets Architecture