Reference Entry

PENN, Irving (1917 - 2009), Photographer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780199773787
PENN, Irving (1917 - 2009), Photographer

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Art
  • Biographical Studies


Show Summary Details


American, 20th century, male.

Born 16 June 1917, in Plainfield, New Jersey; died 7 October 2009, in New York City.

Photographer. Portraits, still-lifes, figures, fashion.

Raised in Philadelphia by a watchmaker and a nurse, Irving Penn graduated from the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art in 1938. Around this time, he also bought his first Rolleiflex camera. During World War II, he served

Reference Entry.  391 words. 

Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.