George Tice was born in 1938 in Newark, New Jersey. Tice began photographing at the age of 14, when on the advice of a teacher, he joined the Camera Club. In 1959, Edward Steichen, the director of photography at MOMA at the time, was one of the first to recognize Tice’s talent when he chose George Tice’s photograph of an explosion aboard the U.S.S. Wasp for the museum’s collection. Tice was 20 years old at the time.
With a career spanning five decades, George Tice's unique vision and mastery of fine prints have made him one of the preeminent photographers of his generation. He has exhibited extensively in both the United States and abroad. His prints are in many museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum, the latter at which he had a one-man show in 1972. Early in his career, he recognized the potential of the photography book as an art form. George Tice is the author of 16 books. His book, “Paterson” was awarded the Grand Prix du Festival d’Arles.
George A. Tice currently resides in Middletown, New Jersey, just ten minutes from Red Bank; every so often on a Sunday afternoon, on his way to the cinema on White Street, he pays a visit to the Asher Neiman Gallery.
“It is the ordinary things that Tice photographs, things that you or I might not notice, although he approaches and records them with such loving care that the final images transcend their humble subject matter. They are also masterfully printed. The combination of grim earnestness and dreamy pathos is entirely true to life. This is New Jersey, after all.”
- Benjamin Genocchio, of the NY Times