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Burt Glinn
Somerset Maugham, Black and White Photo of English Writer at Cap Ferrat Villa

1963

About the Item

A black and white photograph from 1963 that captures Brit author (1874-1965) Somerset Maugham, age 89, at his Villa Mauresque garden in Cap Ferrat, France. Somerset Maugham, 1963 by Burt Glinn is a gelatin silver press print, 10" x 8" with an embossed Burt Glinn stamp in the margin on recto (front of photo). Magnum stamped with detailed notations on verso (back of photo). Signed by the estate on verso. Provenance: Glinn Estate *** Artist’s Bio: Born 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, photographer Burt Glinn worked for LIFE magazine before joining Magnum photo agency. He photographed personalities throughout the 1950s and 60s, continuing to work commercially and editorially for more than five decades in the US and abroad on assignment, until his death in 2008. The artist photographed revolutionary leader Fidel Castro entrance into Havana, Cuba, celebrity and art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Helen Frankenthaler. Subject matter included the social scene of the rich, the dirtiness of politics, and the humorous. Glinn received numerous awards for his editorial and commercial photography. *** Available exclusively at 99Prints NYC an online art marketplace for today’s collector of contemporary art, works on paper, original and limited edition photography. Based in New York City, 99Prints ships worldwide.
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