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Arnold Newman: Artist Series
Harry Ransom Center
Autsin, Texas

Now available online, a selection of 100 photographs and associated contact sheets by American photographer Arnold Newman (1918–2006). This digital collection focuses on Newman’s acclaimed “Artist Series,” including portraits of painters, sculptors, photographers, writers, composers, and other well-known cultural figures. Newman came to be recognized as the twentieth-century master of “environmental portraiture,” a genre with historical roots in painting. The full range of Newman’s iconic portraits can be studied in the Ransom Center’s Reading and Viewing Rooms.

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[Image: Arnold Newman (American, 1918-2006), Georgia O’Keeffe, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1968, printed later. Gelatin silver print, 35.2 x 27.8 cm. Arnold Newman Papers and Photography Collection, 2006:0018:0060. © Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images.]