Arnold Newman is a new addition at Artnet's Artist Works Catalogues, but his name belongs in the pantheon of great American black-and-white photographers, right up there with Carleton Watkins, Imogen Cunningham, and Ed Weston. As the following pictures illustrate, Newman was very very good with color too. He died in 2006.
The Photographer, Arnold Newman, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs
To view my previous OEN article featuring the black-and-white portrait photography of Arnold Newman, click here. And to view an OEN article with the painted, surrealist portraiture of Almut Heise (for contrast), click here.
I only began really looking at art four or five years ago, which I did not to learn about art but to relax. Consequently, I don't know a lot about it, but I do know what I like.
All the images which follow are courtesy of Commerce Graphics Limited, Incorporated, the Estate of Arnold Newman, and Artnet's Artist Works Catalogs. You can access Artnet's AWC's Homepage, where permission is given to the public to reproduce images there, by clicking here.You can also find all the portraits included in my two OEN articles on Arnold Newman, plus about sixty of his other works.
It's Christmas! So relax and enjoy Arnold Newman's photographic portraits of seven artists and one impresario, in color:
Claes Oldenberg in 1967, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs
Donald Judd in 1973, by Artnet's AWC
Frank Stella in 1967, by Artnet's AWC
Georgia O'Keefe in 1968, by Artnet's AWC
Jackson Pollock in 1949, by Artnet's AWC
Jerome Robbins in 1958, by Artnet's AWC
Joan Miro in 1979, by Artnet's AWC
The Impressario, Robert Moses in 1959, by Artnet's AWC