I saw and heard him speak at the Houston Museum of Fine Art several years ago. He did a slide show and told stories about how he came to make those famous images. He was one of my influences when I was starting out. He will be missed.
A long time ago I had the privilege to assist Arnold Newman. It was an experience that greatly influenced my commitment to my work and my understanding of what it takes to be a photographer.
Arnold Newman was a true master of the portrait and many of the elements that we see and take as a given in contemporary portraiture are directly attributable to his style and vision. The body of work he leaves will inspire many, for many years to come.