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Douglas Kirkland (1934-2022) : Palos Verdes Art Center : Douglas Kirkland


Archives – April 16, 2019

Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education  presents Douglas Kirkland, an exhibition of works by Hollywood’s legendary photographer.

Douglas Kirkland is an award-winning celebrity photographer. He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, then Life Magazine during the golden age of photojournalism in the 1960s and 1970s. He simultaneously contributed to other major publications around the world, including The London Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Town & Country, among many others.

Between 1960 and the present, Douglas Kirkland has photographed over 2,000 assignments and more than 600 major celebrities – from Marilyn Monroe to Angelina Jolie. During the same period he worked on the sets of more than 150 motion pictures, including The Sound of Music (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey(1968), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Out of Africa (1985) Titanic(1997) Moulin Rouge (2000), Australia (2007), The Great Gatsby (2011),  and The 33 in 2014.

His books include Light Years (1989), Icons (1993), Legends (1999), Body Stories(1998), Freeze Frame (2007), An Evening With Marilyn (2002), Coco Chanel: Three Weeks (2008), James Cameron’s Titanic (1997), Michael Jackson the Making of Thriller (2010), With Marilyn (2012). A monograph on his career, Douglas Kirkland – A Life in Pictures, was released in September of 2013. His new book, Physical Poetry Alphabet, was released in June 2018 by Sylph Editions in London.


Douglas Kirkland
March 9 – April 21, 2019
Palos Verdes Art Center
5504 West Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

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