"The words and images of Marvin Lazarus offer sharp insights into the personalities and the social landscape of the postwar New York City art world." Esopus Magazine
From 1956 to 1966, American photographer Marvin Lazarus photographed a large number of the world's most influential and well-known artists and sculptors.
When Mr. Lazarus died in 1982, he left behind an extensive collection of more than 200 portraits of famous artists and sculptors of his time, including Marcel Duchamp, Josef Albers, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Man Ray, Isamu Noguchi, Alberto Giacometti, Frank Stella, Roy Lichenstein, Adolph Gottlieb, Louise Nevelson, Jasper Johns and Robert Motherwell, along with numerous others.
Given the large size of The Lazarus Collection, only a limited number of the images taken by Mr. Lazarus have presently been digitized for display on this website. One-time digital and print rights to these portraits are available for purchase in the eStore area below.
For a complete list of portraits in the Lazarus Collection that have not yet been digitized, click here. Also, if you are aware of a certain artist that Mr. Lazarus might have photographed, or if you would like to inquire about whether he might have taken a certain artist's portrait, please contact us.
EDITOR'S NOTE -- ED & AL: BELOW WILL BE A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL THE IMAGES IN THE COLLECTION, WITH NOTATION OF HOW MANY PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE FOR EACH ARTIST.
THE LAZARUS PORTRAIT COLLECTION