The Irving Penn Foundation was established to promote knowledge and understanding of the artistic legacy of Irving Penn, including the diversity of techniques, mediums, and subject matter the artist explored.

In furtherance of this mission, the Foundation’s objectives include preserving in excellent condition those works by Penn that are owned by the Foundation; placing representative selections of Penn's work in the permanent collections of major institutions around the world; serving as a resource for reliable and comprehensive information about the artist's life and work; fostering high standards of quality in those publications that are authorized to reproduce the artist's work; and encouraging individuals and institutions whose artistic and scholarly endeavors uphold Penn's values and advance the mission of the Foundation.

 

 

Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Irving Penn with Mud Glove in his darkroom, Huntington, NY, ca. 1976.  ©  The Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn Trust

 

Archive


The Irving Penn Foundation is the largest repository of Irving Penn's work. The collection includes photographic prints, negatives, transparencies, ephemera, studio equipment, paintings, and drawings. 

The contents of the archive are still being processed. As a result, they are not yet accessible to researchers. The Foundation may, on a case by case basis, respond to questions or make selected materials available to scholars, curators, conservators, and researchers.

 
 

Neale M. Albert

Lennart Durehed

Arnold Herrmann

Tom Penn

 

Tom Penn
Executive Director
 

Alexandra Dennett
Associate Archivist
 

Marsha Goldberg
Accounting Manager


Matthew Krejcarek
Intellectual Property Manager


Roger W. Krueger
Collections Manager


Elsa Sánchez Garza
Associate Archivist


Dee Vitale-Henle
Associate Director
 

Vasilios Zatse
Associate Director