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Ruth Orkin
American Girl in Italy

1951

About the Item

Open Edition Blind stamp on print margin. Signed by Ruth Orkin Estate, titled, dated and copyright date in pencil on artist stamp. Gelatin silver print Paper size: 11 x 14 in., Image size: 8 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. Ruth Orkin (1921 - 1985) was an American photojournalist and filmmaker. Orkin photographed many celebrities and eminent personalities amongst the likes of Einstein, Marlon Brando, Alfred Hitchcock, Doris Day, and Tennessee Williams. She travelled the world on assignments from magazines such as LIFE and Look, and her most celebrated photograph from those travels is “An American Girl in Italy” (1951). In 1952, she married fellow photographer and filmmaker Morris Engel, with whom she worked on two independent feature films. In the following decades, she taught photography in New York at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography. Orkin’s work has received many awards and been published in a number of books.
  • Creator:
    Ruth Orkin (1921-1985, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1951
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 11 in (27.94 cm)Width: 14 in (35.56 cm)Depth: 0.1 in (2.54 mm)
  • More Editions & Sizes:
    16 x 20 in.Price: $1,700
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  • Gallery Location:
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 135031stDibs: LU2157617442
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