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Douglas Kirkland | the artist



The artist Douglas Kirkland
Born 1934, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography,


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In November of 1961 a young photographer from Fort Erie Canada found himself with the thrilling and terrifying job of photographing Marilyn Monroe. The assignment was to take the most sizzling picture he could get for the 25th anniversary issue of Look. Kirkland devised a simple set; a bed and white sheets, silk as Marilyn had requested...

Douglas Kirkland's star-studded career in photography was launched in New York when he joined Look magazine in his early twenties. Next it was Life magazine in the 1960s and '70s, with photo essays on Greece and Lebanon as well as fashion and celebrity assignments with Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlene Dietrich...

Interview with the artist