COLLECTION NEWS Yale University Art Gallery Acquires the Famous Photographers School Archive
Archive provides window on history of American photography, iconic midcentury moments, and the techniques, philosophies, and artistry of ten “famous photographers,” including Richard Avedon, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Phillippe Halsman, and Irving Penn.
The Gallery is delighted to announce the acquisition of the archive of the Famous Photographers School. Founded in 1961 in Westport, Connecticut, the school was an outgrowth of the highly successful Famous Artists School, a correspondence-learning course started by illustrator Albert Dorne in 1948 that became a thriving postwar enterprise.
A selection of 19 photographs from the Famous Photographers School is currently on display at the Gallery, including works by Richard Avedon, Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Bert Stern.