Arnold Newman


Under financial pressure in 1938, Arnold Newman (American, 1918–2006) had to give up his art studies to work for a portrait studio in Philadelphia. Encouraged by Beaumont Newhall and Alfred Stieglitz, Newman took up art photography in 1941. He maintained his own portrait studio in Miami Beach until 1945 when he went to work in New York for magazines like Fortune, Harper’s Bazaar, and Life. In addition to commercial photography and travel essays he specialized in portraits of artists, writers, musicians, politicians and other celebrities – among them Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Igor Stravinsky and many others – in professional or private settings.