Clare Boothe Luce

A work made of dye imbibition print.
© 2018 The Estate of Edward Steichen/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of dye imbibition print.

Date:

1931

Artist:

Edward Steichen
American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973

About this artwork

In 1923 Edward Steichen—once a pioneering champion of photography-as-art—was appointed chief photographer at Condé Nast publications, embarking on a nearly 15-year career in editorial and advertising photography. Steichen contributed iconic fashion photographs and celebrity portraits to Vogue and Vanity Fair, including some of the first color photographs ever published in these magazines (Steichen shot Vogue’s first color cover photograph in 1932). The success of these images lead Condé Nast to invest heavily in color printing technology. At the time this photograph was taken, Clare Boothe was a caption writer at Vogue. She later became managing editor of Vanity Fair and, after marrying publisher Henry R. Luce in 1935, worked as a foreign correspondent for Luce’s Life magazine. In 1953 she was appointed ambassador to Italy, becoming the first American woman to hold a major diplomatic post abroad.

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Photography

Artist

Edward Steichen

Title

Clare Boothe Luce

Origin

United States

Date

1931

Medium

Dye imbibition print

Dimensions

33.9 x 23.5 cm (image); 35.1 x 27.7 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edward Steichen by direction of Joanna T. Steichen and George Eastman House

Reference Number

1982.384

Copyright

© 2018 The Estate of Edward Steichen/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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