About this artwork
Art Shay is one of Chicago’s great photojournalists. With more than 25,000 published photographs—including more than 1,000 magazine covers—Shay has shaped the way we see the world on the printed page.
Born in the Bronx, Shay took up photography at the age of 12. He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II, and his first published photographs—of an American military air disaster—were printed in a September 1944 issue of the weekly magazine Look. After the war, he joined Time and Life magazines, writing stories that he occasionally supplemented with his own (uncredited) images. In 1948 he moved to Chicago and took up photography full-time. In the nearly seven decades since, Shay’s camera has documented the famous and the downtrodden, the international and the local, the newsworthy and the intimate.
- Currently Off View
- Photography and Media
- Art Shay
- Chicago Mafia Leader Tony Accardo Making First Courthouse Appearance, Chicago
- United States (Artist's nationality)
- Made 1959
- Gelatin silver print
- Image/paper: 24.2 × 23 cm (9 9/16 × 9 1/16 in.)
- Gift of the artist
- © Art Shay