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"Milton H. Greene: Portraits of an Era"
2001-11-30 until 2002-01-25
The American photographer Milton H. Greene (1922-1985) initially became known for
his award-winning assignments for Life and Look magazines, and with his work for
Vogue and Harper's Bazaar he swiftly went on to earn himself international acclaim.
Along with Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton, Greene helped to turn
fashion photography into an art form. However, it was his photographs of Hollywood's
greatest icons of the 1950s, from Marilyn Monroe to Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra,
which placed him as one of the most important portrait photographers of the
Greene's portraits evoke a nostalgia for Hollywood's Golden Years, a time when
American culture was dominated by its unifying reverence for a favourite set of
celebrities. Greene magically preserves the iconic status of these individuals, whilst
savouring the grace of the personalities which lay beyond the myth.
Images by Milton H. Greene are available to purchase, from £550 ex. VAT in limited
editions of 500.