It’s always intriguing to see the faces of the creators behind famous works of art.
Life Magazine ran an article showing fourty photographs of artists at work. I have chosen only a few of them to show here but have also added an image of the finished piece.
How many of the artists would you have recognised without seeing them next to their more easily identified work?
Target, Jasper Johns, 1958
Les Marguerites, Georges Braque, 1946
The Tribe of Levi (Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem), Marc Chagall, 1960
Madonna de Port Lligat, Salvador Dali, 1950
The Mirror Painting, Guy du Bois, 1949
Walking Man I, Alberto Giacometti, 1951
Rock Form, Barbara Hepworth, 1964
Number 1, Jackson Pollock, 1949