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Irving Penn    (American, 1917-2009)

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Biography
1917 Born: June 16, Plainfield, New Jersey
1934 - 1938 Enrolled at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, where he studied design with Alexey Brodovitch
1938 - 1941 Worked as a graphic artist in New York
1941 - 1942 Spent a year painting in Mexico
1943 - 1944 Designer and photographer for Vogue magazine, New York
1944 - 1945 Served as an ambulance driver and documentary photographer in the American Field Service with the British Army in Italy and India
1946 Photographer, working with Alexander Liberman for Conde Nast Publications, New York
1952 Freelance advertising photographer, New York
1958 Named one of "The World’s 10 Greatest Photographers" in an international poll conducted by Popular Photography Magazine
2009 Died: in New York, NY on October 7

Exhibitions
2010 Portraits, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2009 Small Trades, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2008 Close Encounters, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, USA
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York (solo)
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Tate modern, London
2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
HackelBury Fine Art Limited, London
2006 Palais des Beaux-Arts / Bozar, Bruxelles
2005 Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
ICP International Center of Photography, New York
2004 Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Langhans Galerie Praha, Praha
2002 HAMILTONS GALLERY, London (solo)
2000 Retrospective, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York (solo)
1997 Retrospective, STATE HERITAGE , St.Petersburg, Russia (organised by Art Institute of Chicago; toured museums internationally for several years) (solo)
1995 HAMILTONS GALLERY, London (solo)
1993 HAMILTONS GALLERY, London (solo)
1991 HAMILTONS GALLERY, London (solo)
1990 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART and National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. (solo)
1984 - 1987 Retrospective, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York (toured the U.S.A. & Europe) (solo)
1985 VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, London (toured Britain)
1984 VISION GALLERY, Boston (solo)
1983 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York
1982 MARLBOROUGH GALLERY , New York (solo)
1981 FERENS ART GALLERY, Yorkshire (travelled to the Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester; Cooper Gallery, Barnsley; Castle Museum, Nottingham; Photographers' Gallery, London)
MARLBOROUGH FINE ART, London (solo)
1980 MARLBOROUGH GALLERY, New York (solo)
1979 TIROLER LANDESMUSEUM, Innsbruck, Austria (travelled to the Nueu Galerie am Wolfgang Gurlitt Museum, Linz, Austria; Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria; & Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna)
1978 MODERNA MUSEET, Stockholm
1977 INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM of PHOTOGRAPHY, Rochester, New York (travelling to the Brooklyn Museum, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Cincinnati Art Institute, Ohio; & Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg)
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York (solo)
1976 Masters of the Camera, American Federation of the Arts travelling exhibition
1975 JEWETT ARTS CENTER, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
GALLERIA CIVICA D'ARTE MODERNA, Turin (solo)
1967 - 1973 NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa (toured Canada & U.S.A.)
1963 SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE , Washington D.C. (solo)
1961 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, travelling exhibition (toured the U.S.A.) (solo)
1955 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York
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