"Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn: Sculpture, Prints And Drawings" 1994

[92] pp.

Privately Printed by the Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn Trust

1994

12.5" x 9.5"

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An illustrated look at the works of the long time wife of photographer Irving Penn. Introduction by Alexander Liberman who also wrote one for Penn's "Moments Preserved." Includes a section of images of Fonssagrives-Penn along with photographs by Penn of her works.

Lisa Fonssagrives (born Lisa Birgitta Bernstone; 17 May 1911 – 4 February 1992), was a Swedish fashion model widely credited with having been the first supermodel.

She worked with fashion photographers including George Hoyningen-Huene, Man Ray, Horst, Erwin Blumenfeld, George Platt Lynes, Richard Avedon, and Edgar de Evia. She married Parisian photographer Fernand Fonssagrives in 1935; they divorced in 1949 and she married another photographer, Irving Penn, in 1950. She went on to become a sculptor in the 1960s and was represented by the Marlborough Gallery in Manhattan.


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