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.
The Art Newspaper
'Much more than a coffee-table read ... entertainingly insightful'
'Arnold Newman's portraits epitomized his fastidiously controlled, graphic approach to photography. This book, the first posthumous monograph, perfectly illustrates this aesthetic'