Cecil Beaton Exhibition: The New York Years

Cecil Beaton was an English photographer and artist who was also an award-wining costume designer. An ongoing exhibit celebrates his contributions to the arts. Learn about the details after the break.

Cecil Beaton, self-portrait via PDN Photo of the Day

Cecil Beaton started his career designing book jackets. That was when he learned photography and refined his techniques. Later on, he was able to open his own studio. As he gained popularity, his talent in taking photos landed his works on British and French Vogue. He would take fashion photos and of people from the high society, and even had the chance to take photos of the Royal Family. In an ongoing exhibit, Cecil Beaton’s photos, drawings and costumes are on display for everyone to see. See the details of the exhibition below. Meanwhile, here are some photos by Cecil Beaton:

via PDN Photo of the Day

Details:
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York
Exhibition ongoing until February 20, 2012
For more information, visit Museum of the City of New York

Information for this article was taken from NY Times and Wikipedia - Cecil Beaton.

written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-25 #news #art #costume #artist #photography #new-york #exhibition #cecil-beaton

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