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Arnold Newman
Chronology
1918
Arnold Abner Newman born on March 3 in New York City to Isidor and Freda Newman.
 
1920-1934
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.
 
1934-1936
Family begins hotel business in Miami Beach where he is active in art and school publications.
 
1936-1938
Graduates from high school, Miami Beach. Receives working scholarship to University of Miami art classes.
 
1938
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.
 
1939
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.
 
1941-1942
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.
 
1942-1945
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.
 
1945-1946
One-man exhibit, Artists Look Like This, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Exhibit purchased by the Museum. He receives national publicity and reputation.
 
1946
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.
 
1947
August 25, first of 24 covers for LIFE Magazine.
 
1948
Begins advertising assignments. Makes life-long move to West 67th Street.
 
1949
March 6, marries Augusta Rubenstein. Begins long-term professional relationship with Frank Zachary.
 
1950
May 9, son Eric Allan is born.
 
1951
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).
 
1952
March 26, son David Saul is born.
Commissioned by LIFE for cover photographs of presidential candidates. Chicago Art Institute series.
 
1953
The U.S. Senate essay for Holiday includes his first photographs of future Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
 
1954
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.
 
1955
One-man exhibit at Limelight Gallery, New York.
 
1956
Presidential candidates cover series for LIFE includes portraits of Kennedy, Eisenhower and Nixon. French Essay for Holiday. Photographs Braque, Dubuffet and Picasso.
 
1957
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.'
 
1958
Travels to Europe and Africa for Holiday photographing modern and tribal leaders. Tour covers ten countries and 24,000 miles.
 
1959
Begins association with Look Magazine. First trip to Israel.
 
1960
Cape Cod Artists essay for Horizon. Washington D.C. political essays.
 
1961
Assignments in Europe, Israel and Japan. Receives Newhouse Citation, Syracuse University, and the Philadelphia Museum College of Art citation.
 
1962
Works with Carl Sandburg on book of portraits that does not reach completion. Photographs Chagall.
 
1963
Photographs Stravinsky in Los Angeles and Alfried Krupp in Essen, Germany. Commissioned for Lyndon B. Johnson's official portrait.
 
1964
Ends association with Holiday Magazine until 1967. Essays on Germany, Yale Architects and Spain (photographs General Franco and Antoni Tapies.)
 
1965
Commissioned to work on Smithsonian Institution Anniversary book. Named Adviser to the Photographic Department, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
 
1966
Begins IBM ad series. Works on Bravo Stravinsky with Robert Craft as author.
 
1967
Bravo Stravinsky is published. Photographs Israel series.
 
1968
Begins teaching master class at Cooper Union, New York. Swiss and Paris stories run.
 
1969
London, Florence, San Francisco essays.
 
1970-1971
First assignments for Travel & Leisure magazine. Israel, Spain and Canada essays.
 
1972-1973
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.
 
1974
One Mind's Eye is published.
 
1975
Art Dealers essay.
 
1976
Begins teaching at Maine Photographic Workshops. London and Toronto essays.
 
1977
Israel essays. Continues advertising and annual report work.
 
1978
Begins work on the exhibit and book The Great British for London's National Portrait Gallery. Commissioned by The London Sunday Times.
 
1979
The Great British published and exhibited. Israel essay. Lectures and teaches in Venice.
 
1980
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.
 
1981
Invited to Australia to lecture and exhibit at PGI. Photographs Tokyo and Kyoto.
 
1982
Deere and Co. commission abstractions and portraits. Continues work at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France.
 
1983-1984
Assignments and lectures in Mexico, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Begins series of annual reports for The Commonwealth Fund.
 
1985
Egypt, Israel and Paris stories. Continues work at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France.
 
1986
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.
 
1987
Performing arts essay.
 
1988
Travels to Sweden for lectures and workshop.
 
1989
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.
 
1990
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.
 
1991
Invited as the "Director's Visitor" to the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. (including lecture). Begins work on Arnold Newman's Americans.
 
1992
Arnold Newman's Americans published and exhibited at the National Portrait Museum in Washington, D.C. Teaches, lectures and exhibits in Santa Fe.
 
1993
Exhibit in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Santa Fe workshops. Photographs Yasser Arafat and aides in Tunis.
 
1994
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.
 
1995
Lectures and exhibits throughout Australia. Featured on CBS TV program.
 
1996
Portrait series and meeting at the Israel Museum, Israel. Given "Honor Award" by ASMP in Orlando, Florida.
 
1997-1998
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.
 
1999
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.
 
2000
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.
 
2001
Exhibits at Jewish Center, Denver, Colorado.
 
2002
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.
 
2003
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.
 
2004
Awarded top English Royal Photographic Society medal, "Centenary Gold Medal," and honorary membership. LUCI Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Portraiture."
 
2005
Special guest lecturer, University of Miami, Miami, Florida. Named by Photo District News one of the "25 Most Influential Living Photographers."
 
2006
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.

 
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