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The Man Who Photographed Marilyn, Kennedy, and Picasso

Celebrating 100 years of American photographer Arnold Newman.

You may not know Arnold Newman by name, but you’ve definitely seen his photographs. Considered one of the most admired portrait photographers of his time, Newman started his trade taking 49-cent studio photos in Philadelphia, and ended up photographing some of the biggest names of the 20th century.


From Marilyn Monroe to future president Donald Trump, his environmental portraits showed his subjects in their natural element, capturing an intimate side of the world’s most untouchable figures.

In honor of the late photographer's 100th birthday, take a look back at his timeless portraits that still captivate viewers today.

Marilyn Monroe and Carl Sandburg at a Hollywood party, January 20, 1962 Marilyn Monroe and Carl Sandburg at a Hollywood party, January 20, 1962
Katharine Hepburn on the set of 'Summertime' in Venice, Italy, July 11, 1954

Katharine Hepburn on the set of 'Summertime' in Venice, Italy, July 11, 1954

Billie Holiday and orchestra leader Ray Ellis, March 5, 1958

Billie Holiday and orchestra leader Ray Ellis, March 5, 1958

Martin Scorsese in his private screening room in New York City, October 5, 1999 Martin Scorsese in his private screening room in New York City, October 5, 1999 Truman Capote in New York City, June 28, 1977 Truman Capote in New York City, June 28, 1977 Pablo Picasso in Cannes, France, September 11, 1956 Pablo Picasso in Cannes, France, September 11, 1956 Georgia O'Keeffe at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, August 2, 1968 Georgia O'Keeffe at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, August 2, 1968 Art Students League alumni in New York City,  June 1, 1950 Art Students League alumni in New York City, June 1, 1950 Salvador Dali in New York City, January 10, 1951 Salvador Dali in New York City, January 10, 1951 Andy Warhol and his dog at his New York City studio, February 2, 1973 Andy Warhol and his dog at his New York City studio, February 2, 1973
Senator John F. Kennedy at the Capitol building, June 25, 1953

Senator John F. Kennedy at the Capitol building, June 25, 1953

President John F. Kennedy at the White House, November 28, 1961

President John F. Kennedy at the White House, November 28, 1961

President John F. Kennedy with his advisors at the White House, October 24, 1963 President John F. Kennedy with his advisors at the White House, October 24, 1963 President Lyndon B. Johnson and aide at the White House, January 10, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson and aide at the White House, January 10, 1964 President Bill Clinton in the Oval Office, August 17, 1999 President Bill Clinton in the Oval Office, August 17, 1999 Donald Trump in front of Trump Tower in New York City, June 14, 1983 Donald Trump in front of Trump Tower in New York City, June 14, 1983 Igor Stravinsky in New York City, December 1, 1946 Igor Stravinsky in New York City, December 1, 1946 George Harrison in Oxon, England, June 12, 1978 George Harrison in Oxon, England, June 12, 1978 Langston Hughes in New York's Harlem neighborhood, January 29, 1960 Langston Hughes in New York's Harlem neighborhood, January 29, 1960 Martha Graham in New York City, March 2, 1961 Martha Graham in New York City, March 2, 1961 Self-portrait of Arnold Newman, 1938 Self-portrait of Arnold Newman, 1938