George Hurrell

Hurrell's Hollywood Portraits: The Chapman Collection
by Mark A. Vieira
Publisher's Description Review
They had faces then, in the golden age of Hollywood when a publicity photo could make or break a star. The visual power of George Hurrell's portraits, with their Rembrandtesque lighting and dramatic poses, shaped the careers of such stars as Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, and Jane Russell, and did as much or more to establish them as their film performances. Mark Vieira, who adopted Hurrell's techniques and uses them to this day, explains how the master portraitist lit and retouched his photographs--a portrait of Crawford before and after retouching reveals what an artist the one-time painter really was--and analyzes their impact.
ISBN: 0810934345
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Hardcover : 223 pages
Language: English
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