Avedon, Richard

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A native New Yorker, originally trained as a photographer for the U.S. Merchant Marines, Avedon is best known for his work as a fashion photographer for such magazines as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Look, and Life; his project "The West" for the Amon Carter Museum; and his portraits of various celebrities.

From the description of Richard Avedon Collection. 1958-1981. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122632964

Photographer; b. 1923.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1950-[ongoing]. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 28420914

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997. Papers, [ca. 1953-ca. 1985]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Avedon, Richard. Avedon, Richard : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Eisenberg, Deborah. Papers, 1964-2006. Indiana University
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Legal Dept. records, 1936-1979. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
referencedIn American Ballet Theatre records, 1936-ca. 1967 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Avedon, Richard, 1923- . Richard Avedon Collection. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Avedon, Richard. [Richard Avedon] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Wilder, Mitchell A. Mitchell A. Wilder papers, 1946-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Avedon, Richard. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Avedon, Richard. Papers, ca. 1950-[ongoing]. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Avedon, Richard. [Richard Avedon : International Art & Artists File]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Spock War Posters Collection, 1909-1975 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Avedon, Richard. [Photographs of T.S. Eliot]. Loyola University (New Orleans, La.). Monroe Library
creatorOf Feitler, Bea. Bea Feitler papers, 1920-1981 (bulk 1960-1980). New School for Social Research
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Books & Co. records, 1978-1997 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Jacob Israel Avedon. 1974: Archives pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Fonds Louis Jouvet Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des arts du spectacle
referencedIn Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Avedon, Richard : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Aram Saroyan Papers., undated, 1950-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
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associatedWith American Ballet Theatre corporateBody
associatedWith Books & Co corporateBody
associatedWith Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997. person
associatedWith Dinesen, Isak, 1885-1962. person
associatedWith Eisenberg, Deborah. person
associatedWith Feitler, Bea. person
associatedWith Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Windham, 1858-1934 person
correspondedWith Jouvet, Louis (1887-1951) person
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Krishna Menon, V. K. (Vengalil Krishnan), 1897-1974. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Richard Avedon, person
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
correspondedWith Saroyan, Aram. person
associatedWith Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998 person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilder, Mitchell A. person
associatedWith Wilson, Laura, person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Authors, Danish--Portraits--1950-1960
Activists, Indian--Portraits--1960-1970
Photographers--United States


Birth 1923-05-15

Death 2004-10-01




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