the University of Miami
In 1936, Arnold Newman studied painting and drawing at the University of Miami. Unable to afford to continue after two years, he moved to Philadelphia to work for a studio, making 49-cent portraits in 1938.
Arnold Newman returned to Florida in 1942 to manage a portrait studio in West Palm Beach. Three years later, he opened his own business in Miami Beach. In 1946, he relocated to New York, opened Arnold Newman Studios, and worked as a freelance photographer for Fortune, Life, and Newsweek. Though never a member, Arnold Newman frequented the Photo League during the 1940s.
Grandma Moses, Eagle Bridge, NY1949
Jackson Pollock, 830 Springs Fireplace Road, Springs, East Hampton, Long Island, NY1949
Pablo Picasso, La Galloise, Vallauris, France1954
Henry Moore, Much Haddam, London1966
Igor Stravinsky, New York, NY1946
Milton Avery, New York1961
Henri Cartier-Bresson, New York1947
Georgia O’Keeffe, Ghost Ranch, Near Abiquiu1967
Marilyn Monroe, Henry Weinstein’s Home, Beverly Hills1962
Andy Warhol, New York City1973
Arnold Newman found his vision in the empathy he felt for artists and their work. Although he photographed many personalities he maintained that even if the subject is not known, or is already forgotten, the photograph itself must still excite and interest the viewer.
Quotations: "I didn't just want to take a photograph with some things in the background. The surroundings had to add to the composition and the understanding of the person. No matter who the subject was, it had to be an interesting photograph. Just to simply do a portrait of a famous person doesn't mean a thing."