Composer Morton Feldman (1926-1987) was best known for his association with the New York School of experimentalist musicians, including composers John Cage, Christian Wolff, and Earle Brown, and pianist David Tudor. In addition to composing approximately 150 works, Feldman also wrote more than three dozen articles about various aspects of music and art. Feldman was a member of the music department faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1972-1987. During those years he served as Slee Professor of Music 1972-1973, Edgar Varèse Professor 1975-1987, and Director of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts, 1976-1980. He was also responsible for creating the June in Buffalo festival of contemporary music in 1975.
The Morton Feldman Photographs, 1939-1987 are one component of the Morton Feldman Papers held by the Music Library. The online photograph collection consists of fifty four images, including snapshots and formal photographs. Other musicians pictured in the collection include John Cage, Barbara Monk Feldman, Nils Vigeland, Eberhard Blum, and the Kronos Quartet.