Irving Penn, one of the 20th century's most prolific
and influential photographers of fashion and the famous, whose signature
blend of classical elegance and cool minimalism was recognizable to
magazine readers and museumgoers worldwide, died Wednesday morning at
his home in Manhattan. He was 92.
His death was announced by Peter MacGill, his friend and representative.
Mr. Penn's talent for picturing his subjects with compositional clarity
and economy earned him the widespread admiration of readers of Vogue
during his long association with the magazine, beginning in 1943.
Read the complete obituary in The New York Times.