September 17, 20140 comments
There is something to viewing art without the preconceived notions of how the artist looks; it’s free of judgement. Maybe this is why I’ve always been drawn to photographs of aging painters and other creatives. In my mind, the most amazing artists are full of age, their life’s work visible with every wrinkle. On the search to share some of my favorite portraits of painters that have turned grey (so to speak), I instead found myself looking through Arnold Newman’s beautiful collection of portraits. It’s Arnold we have to thank for environmental portraits which are an incredible look into the subject’s life. You can read more about Arnold Newman’s life, and view more of his photographs on the archive. It is a joint effort between the Newman family, the Howard Greenberg Gallery, and Ron Kurtz.