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[American Photographer, 1917-2009]
Irving Penn Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Commercial Galleries: Galleries: We invite you to register and list your site (no charge for this service)
Original works by Irving Penn available for purchase at art galleries worldwideMuseums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Metropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
Nude No. 1, 1949-50
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. NEW!
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!
Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago
Note the link at the bottom of the page to all works in their collection by Irving Penn
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
Masters of PhotographyMiscellaneous Sites:
Additional Image Search Tools:
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Irving Penn FoundationArticles and Reference Sites:
Photo Seminars Online
Rather huge portrait of the novelist Colette
Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on Irving Penn
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
"Irving Penn's Modern Venus"
The New York Times
Obituary for the artist, who passed away October 7, 2009
"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
|Look Inside Books:||Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.|| |
|Search Inside Books:||Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.|
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
Irving Penn: Platinum Prints
The Art of Being You
Irving Penn: A Career in Photography
Still Life: Irving Penn Photographs, 1938-2000