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DAC Collection Artist Information

Arnold Newman

American photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born 3 March 1918. In 1938 Newman moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and worked in a portrait studio. In 1939, Newman worked in Philadelphia and Allentown, Pennsylvania and Baltimore Maryland for the Leon Perskie studio. From 1939 to 1941, Newman was the director of the Tooley-Myron Photo Studio in West Palm Beach, Florida. From 1941 to 1942, Newman worked in New York City, New York. From 1942 to 1945, Newman ran his own studio "Newman Portrait Studio" in Miami Beach, Florida. Since 1946, Newman has operated his own studio in New York City, New York called "Arnold Newman Studios Inc.". In 1946, Newman also began to photograph for magazines. In 1949 Newman photographed Glass House (New Canaan, Conn.) in 1949. In 1954, Newman travelled to Europe to photograph for Holiday and Life magazines. In 1958 Newman photographed in Africa, and in the next year he photographed in Israel. Newman photographed for the Smithsonian Institute in 1965. From this time he acted as photography adviser to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Newman was a visiting professor of photography at Cooper Union in New York City for many years. He died at his home in Manhattan in 2006.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500025420.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Arnold Newman:

Arnold Newman Jacob Lawrence, 1959 Gelatin silver print
Arnold Newman Charles and Ray Eames, 1974 Gelatin silver print
Arnold Newman Alberto Giacometti, 1954 Gelatin silver print
Arnold Newman George Rickey, 1973 Gelatin silver print
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