Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942

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January 19 – March 24, 2007

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Atlantic City Wash Basin Abstract, Atlantic City, NJ, 1939
7 1/8 X 9 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1939 

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Porch and Chairs, West Palm Beach, FL, 1940
3 5/8 X 4 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1940

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Window, West Palm Beach, FL, 1940
5 3/8 X 9 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Storefront, Baltimore, MD, 1939
5 3/4 X 8 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1939

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Barbershop Pole, West Palm Beach, FL, 1940
7 7/8 X 9 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1940

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Warehouse Door, West Palm Beach, FL, 1940
8 X 10 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Railroad Sign, West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
6 1/4 X 8 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Mirror Abstract, Baltimore, MD, 1939
10 X 8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1939 

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Barbershop, West Palm Beach, FL, 1940
8 X 10 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1940

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

One Way, West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
7 1/2 X 9 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed 1960s

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Shadow of Light Poles, West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
10 X 8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1941 

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Letters, New York City, 1941
7 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Small Clapboard Houses, West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
2 3/4 X 3 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Small Clapboard Houses, West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
2 5/8 X 3 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Bricks, Baltimore, MD, 1939
7 5/8 X 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1939

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
7 3/4 X 10 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Self Portrait, Baltimore, MD, 1939
10 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed later

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Billboards, West Palm Beach, FL, 1940
5 1/4 X 9 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1940

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Headscreen & Posing Bench, West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
9 5/8 X 3 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Violin Maker's Patterns, Phildelphia, PA, 1941
7 1/4 X 9 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chairs on Porch, West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
7 1/2 X 9 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Thru Window on 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 1941
3 1/2 X 4 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Tree and Wall, Philadelphia, PA, 1941
7 5/8 X 8 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Negro Houses, West Palm Beach, FL, 1940
8 X 9 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1940

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Frames, West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
10 X 8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Auto Details, 1940
10 X 8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1940

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Key Shop Sign, New York City, 1942
4 3/4 X 5 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1942

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

House, West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
7 5/8 X 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Fire Escape, West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
7 7/8 X 10 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Frame Houses, Atlantic City, NJ, 1942
9 3/4 X 7 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1942

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Ironing Board Cutout, West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
9 5/8 X 4 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed and assembled c. 1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Barbershop Abstract #1, West Palm Beach, FL, 1940
6 X 6 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, assembled c.1970

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Clapboard House Montage, West Palm Beach, FL, 1940
Prints are of various sizes and are mounted to board, 24 x 19 inches. 
4 gelatin silver prints, printed c.1940-41, assembled 1987

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Barbershop Cutout, West Palm Beach, FL, 1940
10 3/4 X 7 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed and assembled c.1940

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Man in Church Doorway, West Palm Beach, FL, 1941
15 1/2 X 17 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Violins, Philadelphia, PA, 1941
19 1/2 X 15 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1941

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Window and Blind Cat, 1940
2 7/8 X 3 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1940

Arnold Newman: The Early Work 1938-1942 2007 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Dressmaker's Model, 1940
4 5/8 X 1 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1940

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Arnold Newman. Conceived with the artist prior to his death on June 6, 2006, this exhibition will feature a remarkable group of virtually unknown photographs that pre-date Newman’s celebrated career as a portraitist. The south gallery will feature classic portraits by Newman that have the particular virtue of having been signed and inscribed by the sitters.  The early work is revelatory, the portraiture a powerful reminder of the artist’s legacy as one of the most accomplished and revered photographers of his generation. Of these early photographs Newman said, “I had worked very deliberately on my paintings and the direction in my photography followed the same concept.  I was building a photograph. I wasn’t taking one.” This precept is made manifest in all of Newman’s photographs but particularly so in the work he produced in Florida in the late 1930’s.