The Artist Birthday Series

Richard Avedon

Today’s Artist Birthday: Richard Avedon Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American fashion and portrait photographer. His celebrity, fashion, and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half of the twentieth century. Avedon was born in New York City, NY, in 1923. His… Read More Richard Avedon

The Artist Birthday Series

Lillian Bassman

Today’s Artist Birthday: Lillian Bassman Lillian Bassman (June 15, 1917 – February 13, 2012) was a magazine art director and fashion photographer who achieved renown in the 1940s and ’50s with high-contrast, dreamy portraits of sylphlike models, and then who re-emerged in the ’90s as a fine-art photographer after a cache of her lost negatives resurfaced.… Read More Lillian Bassman