Irving Penn

(American, 1917–2009)

cigarette no. 034, new york by irving penn

Irving Penn

Cigarette No. 034, New York, 1972

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cigarette no. 037, new york by irving penn

Irving Penn

Cigarette No. 037, New York, 1972

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cup face, new york by irving penn

Irving Penn

Cup Face, New York, 1975

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dusek brothers, new york by irving penn

Irving Penn

Dusek Brothers, New York, 1948

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haste, mexico by irving penn

Irving Penn

Haste, Mexico, 1942

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parade, new york by irving penn

Irving Penn

Parade, New York, 1980

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Irving Penn

Pear with Seeds (A), New York, 1993

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underfoot i, new york by irving penn

Irving Penn

Underfoot I, New York, October 1999

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Irving Penn

Underfoot XXII, New York, August 2000–September 2000

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underfoot xxxi, new york by irving penn

Irving Penn

Underfoot XXXI, New York, September 2001

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Irving Penn

Underfoot XXXIII, New York, 2000

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Biography

Timeline

1917
Born in Plainfield, USA
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, USA

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, USA (solo)
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, USA
Tate Modern, London, England
2007
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
HackelBury Fine Art Limited, London, England
2006
Palais des Beaux-Arts / Bozar, Brusells, Belgium
2005
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
International Center of Photography, New York, USA
2004
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, USA
Langhans Galerie Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
2002
Hamiltons Gallery, London, England (solo)
2000
Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (solo)
1997
Retrospective, State Heritage, St.Petersburg, Russia (solo)

Public Collections

FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland