Thursday, June 08, 2006

Arnold Newman dies at age 88

Portrait of German industrialist Alfried Krupp July 6, 1963 in Essen, Germany

American painter Georgia O'Keeffe poses for a portrait August 2, 1968 at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.

Portrait of American Abstract Expressionist painter Barnett Newman, Febuary 6, 1970 in New York City.

Photographer Arnold Newman, whose portraits of artists like Igor Stravinsky and Pablo Picasso aimed to capture their souls, not just their faces, died on Tuesday at age 88 at a New York hospital, friends said.

Newman, whose work appeared frequently in Life magazine, was famed for pioneering a style called "environmental portraiture" in which an artist and his or her craft were aligned in a pose that could stay with a viewer forever. Often a painter would be set against his or her works until they seemed a part of it. read more
In an older edition of Digital Journalist, Joerg discovered a special on Arnold Newman that is not to be missed.
More here plus a nice article/interview here.

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