Cecil Beaton: The New York Years
From the 1920s through the ‘60s, Manhattan’s artistic and social circles embraced British-born photographer and designer Cecil Beaton (1904-80). Cecil Beaton: The New York Years brings together extraordinary photographs, drawings, and costumes by Beaton to chronicle his impact on the city’s cultural life. Beaton’s relentless energy and curiosity spurred him to pursue new fields, from fashion and portrait photography to costume and scenic design for Broadway, ballet, and opera, and to put his own aesthetic stamp on each of these endeavors.
A beautifully illustrated companion book, written by curator Donald Albrecht, is co-published by the Museum and Skira Rizzoli.
Cecil Beaton: The New York Years is made possible with the generous support of
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation
James G. Dinan and Elizabeth R. Miller
Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation
New York Design Center
Additional support is provided by
Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Mona Bismarck Foundation
An anonymous donor
Featured image: Greta Garbo, 1946. Courtesy of the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s