Reference Entry

Avedon, Richard

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B2254226
Avedon, Richard

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Photography and Photographs
  • Publishing
  • 20th-Century Art
  • Art of the United States

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

American, 20th century, male.

Born 15 May 1923, in New York City; died 1 October 2004, in San Antonio, Texas.

Photographer, photojournalist. Portraits, fashion, news.

Born to a merchant of women’s clothing, Avedon was exposed to fashion and its consumers from an early age. He greatly admired the work of Hungarian fashion photographer Martin Munkasci, who exploited photography’s new ability to capture the immediacy of motion. After serving in the US Merchant Marines ...

Reference Entry.  457 words. 

Subjects: Photography and Photographs ; Publishing ; 20th-Century Art ; Art of the United States

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. subscribe or purchase to access all content.