Internationally acclaimed photographer, artist, promoter and gallery owner, Michael Judge has led a whirlwind life. He’s had two near-death experiences, sold millions of dollars worth of art, and created memorable visual images. In the course of his travels, he’s rubbed shoulders with movie stars, U.S. presidents, mafiosi, wealthy globetrotters, world-renowned artists, art forgers, truckers, cowboys and waitresses in Europe and America.
Judge was the first American photographer allowed to take pictures in Poland during the time when Solidarity began to demonstrate against the Russian-installed Communist government. He holds the distinction of having created the 1976/77 “We The People” Congressional Calendar for the Bicentennial of the United States, 10 million of which were distributed worldwide. In recent years, he has crisscrossed the U.S. more than 30 times, documenting the disappearing indigenous culture of America’s blue roads.
His works have been featured in numerous publications, including Photographic Magazine and The Malibu Times, as well as on NBC News, and they can be found in collections and museums through-out the world, among them the National Museum of Architecture in Poland and London Contemporary Art in England. The list of collectors includes President George H.W. Bush, the late Senator Edward Kennedy and Senator Robert Dole. A native of Washington, D.C., he has lived in Spain and Poland, as well as in California, Montana and Florida. He now makes his home in Arizona.
Praise for Michael Judge and his work
I hold Michael Judge’s work in the highest regard.
-George H.W. Bush
Former president of the United States
I have always been fascinated by the strength of Michael Judge’s work. Looking at his varied portfolios always inspires me and makes me realize why I am in the art business.
Andrew Weiss Gallery
Beverly Hills, California
Captured Horizons holds the distinction of having been named a President's Book Award Winner.
Author’s website: www.moderntimesgallery.com