Penn, Irving

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Irving Penn (b. 1917) is a commercial and fine arts photographer. In addition to fashion and portrait photography, much of it commissioned by Vogue, his oeuvre includes ethnographic studies, still lifes, nudes, and advertising works.

From the description of Irving Penn paper archives, 1939-1997. (Art Institute of Chicago). WorldCat record id: 79003191

Penn, Irving. American Photographer. Born: Plainfield, New Jersey, June 16, 1917. Education: Studied design, under Alexey Brodovitch, Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, 1934-38. Military Service: Served as an ambulance driver and documentary photographer in the American Field Service, with the British Army in Italy and India, 1944-45. Family: Married the fashion model Lisa Fonssagrives in 1950; son: Tom. Career: Worked as a graphic artist in New York, 1938-41; spent a year painting in Mexico, 1942; designer and photographer for Vogue magazine, New York, 1943-44. Photographer, working with Alexander Liberman, for Conde Nast Publications, New York, publishers of Vogue, etc., since 1946; also, freelance advertising photographer, New York, since 1952. Died October 7, 2009, Manhattan, New York at the age of 92.

From the description of Irving Penn : Artist File. (International Center of Photography). WorldCat record id: 700522973

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Molnár, Ferenc, 1878-1952. Ferenc Molnár papers, 1927-1952. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ferenc Molnár papers, 1927-1952 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. Herbert Matter papers, circa 1937-1984. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Domestic advertisements collection, 1875-2001 and n.d. bulk 1920s-1990s Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Penn, Irving. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Penn, Irving. Irving Penn : Artist File. International Center of Photography
referencedIn Penn, Irving, 1917- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Penn, Irving. Penn, Irving : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978. Peter Pollack papers, 1945-1978. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Irving Penn. 1984: Archives pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Herbert Matter papers, ca. 1937-1984 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Danielian, Leon, 1920-1997. Leon Danielian papers, 1930-1994. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Enters, Angna, 1897-1989. Correspondence, 1921-1973. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Registrar. Tradition and the Unpredictable: The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection, exhibition files, 1991-1994 1993-1994. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Hirsch Library, Hirsch Library
creatorOf Liberman, Alexander, 1912-1999. Alexander Liberman papers, circa 1885-2005. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Penn, Irving : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Penn, Irving : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Penn, Irving. Irving Penn paper archives, 1939-1997. Aurora University, Phillips Library
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf PENN, IRVING. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Sterne, Hedda, 1910-. Hedda Sterne papers, 1944-1970. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Leon Danielian papers, 1930-1994 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Sterne, Hedda, 1910-. Hedda Sterne papers, 1944-1970. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Angna Enters correspondence, 1921-1973 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
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Relation Name
associatedWith Danielian, Leon, 1920-1997. person
associatedWith Enters, Angna, 1897-1989. person
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. person
associatedWith Liberman, Alexander, 1912-1999. person
associatedWith Loring, Eugene, 1914- person
associatedWith Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. person
associatedWith Molnár, Ferenc, 1878-1952. person
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Registrar. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978. person
associatedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 person
associatedWith Sterne, Hedda, 1910- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Illinois--Chicago
United States
United States
Subject
Portrait photography--History--Sources
Fashion photography
Photography
Celebrities--Portraits
Portrait photography
Still-life photography--History--Sources
Photograph collections--History--Sources
Ethnic groups--Photographs
Photographers--Archives
Photography, Artistic--History--Sources
Commercial photography--History--Sources
Photography of the nude--History--Sources
Fashion photography--History--Sources
Occupation
Photographers
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Active 2005

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