Arnold Newman

BIOGRAPHY

1918-2006

Although his body of work was diverse, Arnold Newman became one of the most significant portraitists of his time.  He created photographs that contain visual information as to the subject’s identity and stand alone as art.  His landmark exhibition Artists Look Like This was acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the end of its run in 1946.  Subsequently he moved to New York and received plum assignments from prominent magazines, culminating in 24 covers for Life.  His prestige led to the opportunity to photograph the highest-ranking members of government, culture and business.  Newman’s work can be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the National Portrait Gallery.