The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 25, 2024

Kathleen Tynan, New York

Kathleen Tynan, New York

(American, 1917–2009)
Paper: 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in.)
© The Irving Penn Foundation
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Canadian-British journalist, author, and screenwriter Kathleen Tynan published a biography of her late husband, acclaimed theater critic Kenneth Tynan.


One of Vogue’s top photographers, Irving Penn was known for his arresting portraits of celebrities. He would often expose up to 10 rolls of film, or 120 frames, to make a single portrait. They were first printed as contact sheet—pieces of photographic paper containing positive prints the same size as the negatives—so that the artist could select the ones to be enlarged. Occasionally, Penn would give the contact sheets as gifts once the final image was selected.
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