Lillian Bassman  (American, 1917-2012) 

Want to know more about Lillian Bassman? Read a detailed biography on the artist’s homepage

envelope Get email alerts about this artist!  
Artworks for sale (12)
In Art Galleries (12)
Dealers selling (7)
Dealers Buying (1)

Sold Artworks
In Past Auctions (147)

Exhibitions (1)

artnet Magazine
Articles (2)

More Information
artnet Analytics Reports
Market Reports
* paid service

Biography & Links

Lillian Bassman Biography
1917   Born: Brooklyn, NY
1933   Studied at the Textile Highshool in Manhattan
1934   Becomes assistant painter at the WPA
1939   Classes at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
1945   Art Director for Junior Bazaar giving projects to photographers Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, and Paul Himmel
1947   Appointed Art Director’s post at Harper’s Bazaar
1996   Agfa Life Time Achievement Award
1996   Dem Art Directors Club Award
1996   Photographs the Haute Couture collection for New York Times Magazine, German Vogue, and the Autumn Collection for Neiman Marcus, New York
Selected Exhibitions
2005   Galerie f5,6, München
2004   Staley Wise Gallery, New York
2003   Galerie f5.6 in Munich, Germany
2002   Prado Garden, Madrid, Spain
1997   Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (solo)
1997   Peter Fetterman Gallery, Los Angeles
1996   Milan, Italy (solo)
1994   Jane Jackso Gallery in Atlanta (solo)
1994   “Hommage a Lillian Bassman” Caroussel du Louvre, Paris
1993   Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York (solo)
1993   Palais du Tokyo in Paris