The archive contains photographs by Alexander Liberman, Russian-born photographer, art director of
Vogue magazine, and editorial director of Condé Nast publications. Included in the collection are approximately 8,000 photographic
prints, 50,000 transparencies, 90,000 negatives, 38 books of contact prints, and prints mounted for exhibition. The predominant
subjects are artists and other cultural figures, and European historical sites. Also included are personal photographs of
family and friends.
Russian-born artist Alexander Liberman was the influential art director of Vogue magazine from 1943 to 1962, then editorial
director of Condé Nast publications until 1994. As an artist, Liberman worked in paint, large-scale sculpture, and photography.
He photographed contemporary artists and other cultural figures, friends, family, and historical sites from about 1925 until
1998. He published several books of his photographs, including
The Artist in His Studio (1960, 1988),
Campodiglio: Michelangelo's Roman Capitol (1994), and
Then: Photographs 1925-1995 (1995).
337.0 linear feet
(403 boxes, 4 flat file folders, 19 framed items)
Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Open for use by qualified researchers.