Alexander Vertikoff is one of the leading photographers in the United States. For four decades, his iconic images have been on hundreds of covers and articles in magazines such as Architectural Digest, and the New York Times, as well as on the cover of every issue of American Bungalow magazine (95 and counting).
His latest book, The Gamble House: Building Paradise in California, has set a new standard for available light interior photography.
He has been the principal architectural and promotional photographer for the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Villa and Center, the Gamble House, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Charles Lang Freer House, and the Skirball Cultural Center.
Vertikoff’s books include;
-The Gamble House: Building Paradise in California (Gamble House / USC School of Architecture & CityFiles Press 2015)
-Arts and Crafts Furniture: From the Collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation (Two Red Roses Foundation 2014)
-The Monroe Building: A Chicago Masterpiece Rediscovered. (Tawani Enterprises & CityFiles Press 2014)
-Greene & Greene: Developing A California Architecture (Gibbs Smith 2011)
-Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home (CityFiles Press 2009)
-At Home in the Heartland: Midwestern Domestic Architecture (Gibbs Smith 2008)
-The Architecture of Entertainment: L.A. in the Twenties (Gibbs Smith 2006)
-Craftsman Style (Abrams 2004)
-Mary Collter: Architect of the Southwest (Princeton Architectural Press 2002)
-Bungalow Nation (Abrams 2002)
-Stickley Style: Arts Crafts Homes in the Craftsman Tradition (Simon and Shuster 1999)
-Greene & Greene: Masterworks (Chronicle 1998)
-The Los Angeles Biltmore (Archetype Press 1998)
-Hidden L. A. (Gibbs Smith in 1998)
-Weird Rooms (Pomegranate Artbooks 1996)
-American Bungalow Style (Simon and Shuster 1996, 1997, 1998)
His work has been featured in Hearst Ranch: Family, Land, and Legacy (Abrams 2013), The Wright Style (1992), Of Houses & Time (1992), Mexican Country Style (1997), A Child’s Garden (1998), The Arts & Crafts Guidebook (Archetype Press 1998) and numerous calendars, posters and postcards.
Vertikoff was the first foreign artist to have a traveling exhibit of his photographs in The People’s Republic of China. He attended the legendary Photography and Cinema School at Ohio State University, and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from California Institute of the Arts.