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Michael Furman photographs

 Collection — Drawer: 60
Identifier: RITArt-0007

Scope and Contents

The Michael Furman photographs contain four prints of classic automobiles from the exhibition, "Automobiles: Photographs by Michael Furman" held in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences Gallery in March - April 2011.

1. 1911 Hispano-Suiza, Pedals, c. 2008 28.5 x 22.5" [b & w print]

2. 1947 Delahaye 135MS by Guillore, tire cover, c. 2008 28.5 x 22.5" [b & w print]

3. 1936 Bugatti Type 57G "Tank" hood louvers, c. 2009 28.5 x 22.5" [b & w print]

4. 1932 Chrysler Imperial, steering wheel, c. 2004 28 x 28" [color print]


  • Creation: 1997-2003


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical Information: Michael Furman

Photographer Michael Furman attended and studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and received a degree in Fine Arts in 1974. After graduation he opened a studio in Philadelphia, PA, and worked with advertising and corporate clients. Furman’s specialty is with studio lighting of class cars. He also works with race cars, motorcycles, and concept cars.

Michael is a founding board member and creative director of the national car show, Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance. He is also the creative director at UBS Motor Cars Under the Stars, a benefit for United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, which he helped found in 2004.


4 Photographic Prints (Oversize flat box) ;




Four oversize photographs from the "Automobiles: Photographs by Michael Furman" exhibition held March 17 - April 7, 2011 in RIT's SPAS Gallery. Selected photographs were donated by the photographer, an alum of Rochester Institute of Technology(RIT). Furman's specialty is in studio lighting of classic cars. Cars represented in these photographs taken between 2004-2009 are a 1911 Hispano-Suiza, a 1947 Delahaye 135MS, a 1936 Bugatti and a 1932 Chrysler Imperial.


Photographs are in no particular order.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelf 295, Poster Drawer 60

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The photographs were donated by photographer and RIT alum, Michael Furman in April 2011.

Accession number(s): 11:34


  • Books
    Automobiles of the chrome age, 1946-1960. by Michael Furman. New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2004. OVER TL23.F87 2004
    Curves of steel: streamlined automobile design at Phoenix Art Museum. Photographs by Michael Furman. OVER TL7.A1 C87 2007
    Motorcars of the classic era. By Michael Furman. New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2003. OVER TL14.F87 2003
    Speed, style, and beauty : cars from the Ralph Lauren collection. Photographs by Michael Furman. Boston, Mass : MFA Pub., c2005. OVER TL7.A1K55 2005

Physical Description

Three of the four photographs are black-and-white and measure 28.5 x 22.5 inches, one is in color and measures 28 x 28.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in August 2011.

Michael Furman photographs
RIT Art Collection
Jody Sidlauskas
10 August 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA