Arnold Newman

Masterclass

Arnold Newman

  1. William A. Ewing
  2. Preface by Todd Brandow
  • ISBN 9780500544150
  • 29.00 x 23.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 272pp
  • 210 Illustrations, 22 in colour
  • First published 2012
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‘Definitive’ – The Art Newspaper

Arnold Newman was one of the most productive, creative and successful portrait photographers of the twentieth century.

For more than sixty years Newman was recognized by regular publication in the most influential magazines of the day, major solo exhibitions and appearances in many of the world’s most prestigious photography collections.

This landmark publication – the first monograph to be published after Newman’s death in 2006 – is packed with iconic images and includes short biographies of Newman’s sitters.

More than 200 photographs, including dozens never before seen in book form, showcase the photographer’s remarkable talent. Famous sitters range from painters, writers and musicians to businessmen, bankers and leaders of industry, and include Truman Capote, Marc Chagall, 
J. F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky and Andy Warhol. Individual and group portraits are represented in the book, as well as abstracts, landscapes, architectural 
details and cityscapes.

Two essays by William A. Ewing shed light on Newman’s growing practice; Arthur Ollman provides an informative and entertaining look back at an old friend; and David Coleman focuses on an important national commission undertaken by the photographer.

William A. Ewing worked as a curator in New York and London for many years before serving as Director of the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne from 1996 to 2010. His many publications include monographs on Erwin Blumenfeld, Ray Metzker and Leonard Freed, and thematic surveys 
such as The Body: Photoworks of the Human Form, Face: The New 
Photographic Portrait and Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, 
co-authored with Todd Brandow and Nathalie Herschdorfer.
Todd Brandow is a photography curator and Director of the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, based in Minneapolis and Lausanne. The Foundation currently has exhibition projects in Europe, the Americas and Asia, and has organized the touring exhibition of Masterclass: Arnold Newman.
Arthur Ollman is a professor at San Diego State University and a photographer with work in over thirty collections worldwide. As Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego from its inception in 1983 until 2005, he curated many exhibitions, including Arnold Newman: Five Decades, produced in close collaboration with the photographer.
David Coleman is Director at the Wittliff Collections, Texas State University-San Marcos. In his former position as Curator of Photography at the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin, he was instrumental in establishing the Arnold Newman Archive.
Corinne Currat is Assistant Curator at the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography. She has collaborated on several projects, including the publication reGeneration 2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today.