Photographs by Arnold Newman, generally acknowledged as the pioneer of the environmental portrait, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from May 10 through June 30, 2018. The exhibition celebrates the centennial of Newman’s birth with over 45 works from the 1930s – 1990s. Images on display include portraits of artists Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, David Hockney, Isamu Noguchi and Georgia O’Keefe. Many of the photographs in the exhibition are being shown for the first time.
An upcoming book, Arnold Newman: One Hundred, will be published this year by Radius Books.
Newman is considered as one of the most influential portraitists of the 20th century. “He structured his own visual language, setting up photographs with jaunty geometric grace and inventing visual elements where none existed thus adding complexity and depth to his portraits.” writes the gallery in the press release.
In the introduction to the book, Gregory Heisler writes, “Arnold Newman conceived a new vocabulary for photographic portraiture. It is difficult today to truly appreciate the magnitude of his breakthrough.”
Arnold Newman (1918-2006) was born in New York City. He began his photographic career in 1938. Since 1999, five major museum retrospectives have celebrated Newman’s sixty-year career.
Arnold Newman: One Hundred
Howard Greenberg Gallery
May 10 – June 30, 2018
Why Not Become a Photographer, Lillian?
Arnold Newman: Masterclass
Eric Ogden: Environmental Portraiture that Tells a Story (for PDN subscribers; login required)