Irving Penn Biography

The stunning portraits of photographer Irving Penn have been collected in several books and exhibitions.


Born June 16, 1917, Irving Penn initially intended to become a painter. But a job with Vogue magazine in the 1940s turned his focus to photography. His portraits of models and celebrities were shot against bare backdrops with natural light, allowin

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