Arnold Abner Newman born on March 3 in New York City to Isidor and Freda Newman.
Family moves to Atlantic City, New Jersey where his schooling begins. Art becomes an early interest. Meets long time friend, Ben Rose, in Boy Scouts.
Family begins hotel business in Miami Beach where he is active in art and school publications.
Graduates from high school, Miami Beach. Receives working scholarship to University of Miami art classes.
Leaves school because of his family's financial problems. Accepts employment in a portrait studio in Philadelphia and begins experiments in photography. Lives with Ben Rose.
Works in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Allentown, Pennsylvania for portrait studio. Meets Alfred Stieglitz in New York. In December he takes job as studio manager in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Visits New York in June. Is "discovered" and receives encouragement from Beaumont Newhall and Alfred Stieglitz. Dr. Robert Leslie offers him and Ben Rose a two-man exhibit in A.D. Gallery. Moves to New York upon opening of exhibit in September. Museum of Modern Art, New York, purchases first prints. Begins portraits using mostly artists as subjects.
Fall 1942, returns to Miami Beach for army induction and is deferred. Operates own studio in Miami Beach and continues artists' portrait series during visits to New York.
One-man exhibit, Artists Look Like This, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Exhibit purchased by the Museum. He receives national publicity and reputation.
Moves to New York. Receives prestige assignments from Harper's Bazaar, Fortune and other publications. Photographs Eugene O'Neill (first of LIFE assignments) and Igor Stravinsky. Shares New York Studio with Ben Rose.
August 25, first of 24 covers for LIFE Magazine.
Begins advertising assignments. Makes life-long move to West 67th Street.
March 6, marries Augusta Rubenstein. Begins long-term professional relationship with Frank Zachary.
May 9, son Eric Allan is born.
One-man exhibit at the Camera Club, New York. Begins New York Times ad series; continues until 1958. First of continuing series of major assignments for Holiday. Philadelphia Museum essay. Receives Photokina award (Cologne, Germany).
March 26, son David Saul is born. Commissioned by LIFE for cover photographs of presidential candidates. Chicago Art Institute series.
The U.S. Senate essay for Holiday includes his first photographs of future Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
Sails with family to Europe for Holiday, LIFE and others. Principle essays on British Parliament, Scottish clans, German political leaders, British Museum, and General De Gaulle. Introduced to Paris art world and photographs Giacometti and Picasso.
One-man exhibit at Limelight Gallery, New York.
Presidential candidates cover series for LIFE includes portraits of Kennedy, Eisenhower and Nixon. French Essay for Holiday. Photographs Braque, Dubuffet and Picasso.
Receives First Annual Photojournalism Conference Award, University of Miami. Receives Financial World Annual Report Award for the Ford Motor Company 'Best 1957 Annual Report All Industries.'
Travels to Europe and Africa for Holiday photographing modern and tribal leaders. Tour covers ten countries and 24,000 miles.
Begins association with Look Magazine. First trip to Israel.
Cape Cod Artists essay for Horizon. Washington D.C. political essays.
Assignments in Europe, Israel and Japan. Receives Newhouse Citation, Syracuse University, and the Philadelphia Museum College of Art citation.
Works with Carl Sandburg on book of portraits that does not reach completion. Photographs Chagall.
Photographs Stravinsky in Los Angeles and Alfried Krupp in Essen, Germany. Commissioned for Lyndon B. Johnson's official portrait.
Ends association with Holiday Magazine until 1967. Essays on Germany, Yale Architects and Spain (photographs General Franco and Antoni Tapies.)
Commissioned to work on Smithsonian Institution Anniversary book. Named Adviser to the Photographic Department, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Begins IBM ad series. Works on Bravo Stravinsky with Robert Craft as author.
Bravo Stravinsky is published. Photographs Israel series.
Begins teaching master class at Cooper Union, New York. Swiss and Paris stories run.
London, Florence, San Francisco essays.
First assignments for Travel & Leisure magazine. Israel, Spain and Canada essays.
Signs with Light Gallery, New York City, and has one man show. One-man exhibit, Photographs from Three Decades, at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography, Rochester, New York. Traveling version of exhibit first shown at the University of California Art Museum, Berkeley. Ireland, England, Jerusalem and Texas essays.
One Mind's Eye is published.
Art Dealers essay.
Begins teaching at Maine Photographic Workshops. London and Toronto essays.
Israel essays. Continues advertising and annual report work.
Begins work on the exhibit and book The Great British for London's National Portrait Gallery. Commissioned by The London Sunday Times.
The Great British published and exhibited. Israel essay. Lectures and teaches in Venice.
Receives first honorary doctorate from the University of Miami, Florida. Publishes Artists: Portraits From Four Decades. Exhibits and teaches at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France.
Invited to Australia to lecture and exhibit at PGI. Photographs Tokyo and Kyoto.
Deere and Co. commission abstractions and portraits. Continues work at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France.
Assignments and lectures in Mexico, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Begins series of annual reports for The Commonwealth Fund.
Egypt, Israel and Paris stories. Continues work at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France.
Finland exhibit and workshop. Five Decades exhibits at the Norton Gallery. The San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts organizes exhibition and publication of Arnold Newman, Five Decades. Exhibit travels the world until 1992.
Performing arts essay.
Travels to Sweden for lectures and workshop.
National Museum of Film and TV Conference. Awarded Honorary Doctorate, Bradford University, New York. USIA retrospective and lecture, Prague. Exhibits and lectures at Museum of Modern Art, Caracas, Venezuela.
Palm Beach workshop. Lectures and exhibits in Australia. USIA exhibit and lecture, Budapest. Five Decades exhibit and lecture, Barcelona, Spain. Israel Museum Photography Conference in Jerusalem.
Invited as the "Director's Visitor" to the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. (including lecture). Begins work on Arnold Newman's Americans.
Arnold Newman's Americans published and exhibited at the National Portrait Museum in Washington, D.C. Teaches, lectures and exhibits in Santa Fe.
Exhibit in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Santa Fe workshops. Photographs Yasser Arafat and aides in Tunis.
Travels to Israel for LIFE. Photographs Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and aides. Arnold Newman's Americans exhibit, Greenville, South Carolina. Newman's Gift exhibit at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. Exhibit travels throughout U.S.A.
Lectures and exhibits throughout Australia. Featured on CBS TV program.
Portrait series and meeting at the Israel Museum, Israel. Given "Honor Award" by ASMP in Orlando, Florida.
41 cartoonists story for the New Yorker. Photographs Prime Minister Netanyahu for New Yorker in Israel. Principle museum exhibit for "PhotoFest." Begins work on Arnold Newman with Taschen.
Celebrates 50th wedding anniversary with Augusta. Arnold Newman's Gift: 60 Years of Photography at the International Center of Photography, New York City. Completes Book Arnold Newman for Taschen. Exhibits with Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City.
International Center of Photography's Infinity Award for Master of Photography.
Exhibits at Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C. and at Minneapolis Museum of Art, Minnesota. Signs with GettyImages for reproduction of work throughout the world. Lectures at various universities and art schools throughout the U.S.
Exhibits at Jewish Center, Denver, Colorado.
Exhibit of 154 prints under the auspices of the French Ministry of Culture at l'Hotel de Sully, Paris. Lifetime Achievement Award of the Professional Photographers of America. Various lectures including Yale University.
Paris show travels through Europe. Awarded "Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by le Ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, Paris. Receives Honorary Doctorate, University of Hartford, Connecticut. Exhibits at Florida Jewish Museum, Miami Beach. Awarded key to the City of Miami Beach.
Awarded top English Royal Photographic Society medal, "Centenary Gold Medal," and honorary membership. LUCI Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Portraiture."
Special guest lecturer, University of Miami, Miami, Florida. Named by Photo District News one of the "25 Most Influential Living Photographers."
Exhibits at International Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Exhibits and lectures at M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts. Awarded Gold Medal for Portraiture by the National Arts Club of America, New York, New York. Updates Arnold Newman for Taschen with new images and chronology. Begins work on exhibit and publication of early work (1938-1941).
Arnold Newman dies on June 6, 2006 at age 88, in New York City.