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Irving Penn

 (1917 - 2009)
Irving Penn was active/lived in New York, New Jersey.  Irving Penn is known for glamour photography, illustration drawing, painting.

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Irving Penn is known for highly realistic photography, with many of his works being celebrity photographs.  Subjects included Georgia O'Keeffe, Igor Stravinsky and Marlene Dietrich.  He studied with Alexey Brodovitch at the Philadelphia Museum School and graduated in 1938.

Harper's Bazaar published drawings by Penn, who also painted. "As his career in photography blossomed, he became known for post World War II feminine chic and glamour photography. Penn has worked for many years doing fashion photography for Vogue magazine. He was among the first photographers to pose subjects against a simple grey or white backdrop and used this simplicity more effectively than other photographers."

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Irving Penn "Cuzco Children" Platinum-palladium print 19.1 x 19.8 in. 1971 Christie's New York: April 11, 2008
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