Eve Arnold (April 21, 1912 – January 4, 2012)

11 Jan 2012

“We are very proud to have worked with Eve Arnold, one of the world’s truly great photographers, a pioneer and an extraordinary woman. Her natural and informal style and innate ability to convey a sense of reality enabled her to take images that are at once intimate and arresting, shot through with warmth and humanity. Best known for her insightful photographs of Marilyn Monroe, probably her most famous subject, Eve was, however, equally at home photographing royalty, heads of state and the lives of ordinary people. Her often hard-hitting images taken while travelling to areas of the world that few could access – Afghanistan, South Africa, the former Soviet Union and most famously post-Cultural Revolution China, a long-awaited assignment – are testament to the artistry that lies behind all great photographs and culturally significant works of art. Included in permanent collections of the world’s most illustrious museums and galleries, these images are relevant, important and enduring; Eve’s legacy will live on and continue to be embraced by the public.”

Paul Green, President, Halcyon Gallery