Ella and Duke at Downbeat, NYC
Herman Leonard died August 14, 2010.
Born in Allentown, PA, March 6, 1923, Leonard has lived in New York City, Paris, Ibiza, London and San Francisco,New Orleans, and Los Angeles.
Photographs of jazz legends.
Most Popular Images:
Classic portraits of Dexter Gordon, Duke Ellington (above), Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday
Did you know ... ?
Herman Leonard apprenticed with Karsh in 1948, during the Einstein sessions.
He traveled with Marlon Brando in 1954. Herman Leonard had a successful fashion photography studio in Paris in the 1960s. During World War II, he was a medic in Burma.
Black and white silver gelatin prints in 11" x 14", 16" x 20" and 20" x 24" sizes.
How many photographs exist?
11" x 14" prints are open editions; 10 to 50 exist of each image.
16" x 20" and 20" x 24" sizes are in editions of 50
2009 $1400 - $55,000.
How are the photographs printed and signed?
All photographs are printed by Herman Leonard and signed and titled in ink au recto.
A few vintage photographs are available. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.
In Memoriam,10 duotones, boxed Set, title page (sold out)
Jazz Portfolios: Volumes I, II, and III edition of thirty photographs, printed and signed by the artist, 1998
Most of Leonard's jazz photographs are taken using both ambient and artificial lighting.
Books - In Print (order yours now!):
Jazz, Herman Leonard, hardcover $60
Jazz Memories, hardcover, $195.
Jazz, Giants & Journeys: The Photographs of Herman Leonard, hardcover, signed $150.
A Gallery for Fine Photography has a very large selection of original photographs by Herman leonard.
Authenticity is guaranteed. Prices and availability are subject to change without prior notice.
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