FRANCESCO SCAVULLO was born on Staten Island in 1921 and raised and educated in New York City. He began his career as a professional photographer in 1948.

Acknowledged to be the dominant photographic influence on American fashion and beauty, his photographs have graced the covers of magazines such as  Rolling Stone, Life, Time, Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Max, et al..

His commissoned portraits include Grace Kelly, Elisabeth Taylor, Barbara Streisand, Kim Basinger, Michelle Pfeiffer, Madonna, Diana Ross, Mary Kay Ash, Gloria Vanderbilt, and many others.

Among his published books are:  Scavullo on Beauty, Scavullo Men, Scavullo Women, Scavullo, and  Scavullo: Photographs, 50 Years.

The artist died of heart failure in 2004.

Permanent Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

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