Lillian Bassman

(American, 1917–2012)

betty beihn: nude i by lillian bassman

Lillian Bassman

Betty Beihn: Nude I, 2012

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it’s a cinch: carmen, lingerie by warner’s by lillian bassman

Lillian Bassman

It’s A Cinch: Carmen, lingerie by Warner’s, 1951

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more fashion mileage per dress, barbara vaughn, new york by lillian bassman

Lillian Bassman

More Fashion Mileage per Dress, Barbara Vaughn, New York, 1956

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southwest passage - sunset pink: model unknown, pajamas by kicker nick by lillian bassman

Lillian Bassman

Southwest Passage - Sunset Pink: Model unknown, pajamas by Kicker Nick, 1951

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spider legs: model unknown, mid- 1960s by lillian bassman

Lillian Bassman

Spider Legs: Model unknown, mid- 1960s

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the mold of the princess- everything black and lacy: model unknown, lingerie by lily of france, harper’s bazaar by lillian bassman

Lillian Bassman

The Mold of the Princess- Everything Black and Lacy: Model unknown, lingerie by Lily of France, Harper’s Bazaar, 1954

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Biography

Timeline

1917
Born in Brooklyn, USA
1933
Studied at the Textile Highshool in New York, USA
1934
Became assistant painter at the Works Progress Administration
1939
Studied at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, USA
1945
Art Director for Junior Bazaar, gave projects to photographers Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, and Paul Himmel
1947
Appointed Art Director at Harper’s Bazaar
1996
Agfa Lifetime Achievement Award
Dem Art Directors Club Award
Photographed the Haute Couture collection for New York Times Magazine, German Vogue, and the Autumn Collection for Neiman Marcus
2012
Died in New York, USA

Exhibitions

2010
Retrospective, The Wapping Project, London, England (solo)
2006
Retrospective, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, USA (solo)
2005
Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
"A Touch of Mystery," Monika Mohr Galerie, Triennale der Photographie Hamburg 2005, Hamburg, Germany
2004
Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, USA
2003
Galerie f5,6, Munich, Germany
2002
Garden Prado, Madrid, Spain
1999
"Les dames de Bazaar," Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, France
1997
Peter Fetterman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA (solo)
1994
“Hommage a Lillian Bassman,” Caroussel du Louvre, Paris, France
Jane Jackso Gallery, Atlanta, USA (solo)
1993
Palais du Tokyo, Paris, France
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, USA (solo)