New exhibition Arnold Newman: Masterclass in China


From 25 November 2018 until 24 February 2019, Arnold Newman: Masterclass photography exhibition is on display at Mirroring Anren Thoughts & Culture Art Centre, Anren ancient town, Chengdu.


Co-organised by the World Photography Organisation and Anren Overseas Chinese Town, Junkan Cultural, and curated by William Ewing, Curator at the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP), this exhibition marks the debut show of Newman’s works in China, in a world-class photography exhibition that has travelled around the globe.

Pablo Picasso, painter, sculptor and printmaker, Vallauris, 1954 France © Courtesy Photography Collection Harry Ransom Center The University of Texas, at Austin

The exhibition, named “A Pilgrimage”, features 100 photographs of 20th century celebrities and cultural icons, taken across Newman’s career. His 100 renowned sitters come from across the sciences, politics and business and include Martha Graham, Phillip Johnson, Grandma Moses, Salvador Dali, Arthur Miller, and Pablo Picasso.

Arnold Newman is regarded as one of the finest portrait photographers of the twentieth century and is especially known for his iconic portraits of important 20th-century figures.  A bold modernist, his art was recognised by regular publication in the most influential magazines of the day, major solo exhibitions and appearances in many of the world’s most prestigious photography collections.

Arnold Newman (1918-2006) – Salvador Dali, New York, 1951

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