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Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:37

The Smithsonian Presents the First Irving Penn Retrospective in 20 Years

Jean Patchett by Irving Penn. Jean Patchett by Irving Penn. Flickr

Irving Penn (1917–2009), known for his iconic fashion, portrait and still life images that appeared in Vogue magazine, ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. “Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty,” the first retrospective of Penn’s work in nearly 20 years, celebrates his legacy as a modern master and reveal the full expressive range of his work.

The exhibition features work from all stages of Penn’s career—street scenes from the late 1930s, photographs of the American South from the early 1940s, celebrity portraits, fashion photographs, still lifes and more private studio images.

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