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Max Ernst

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Max Ernst

Artist: Arnold Newman (American, 1918 - 2006)

Date: 1942
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Overall: 9 5/8 x 7 7/16in. (24.4 x 18.9cm)
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 60.86
Label Text
Arnold Newman's subjects have often been famous artists and rulers, giving him a reputation of being a celebrity photographer. These persons have included artist Jackson Pollock (1912-56), playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953), and actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-62). In his photographs, Newman seeks to summarize the life and work of his subjects, whether good or bad. He achieves this through various techniques, including lighting and background images.

German-born Max Ernst (1891-1976) lived in France for much of his life, where he became one of the main figures in the Surrealist movement. He created oil paintings, sculptures, books, prints and invented the drawing method he called frottage, or rubbing textures from different surfaces, to become inspired on a subconscious level.

Carolyn Stroebel
February 2006

Presumed copyright: the artist or the artist's representative/heir(s).