Cecil Beaton


Cecil Beaton

Realized in collaboration with the Pera Museum and The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s the exhibition Cecil Beaton: Portraits included portraits of artists, movie stars, writers, intellectuals and royalty between 1920s and 1970s by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). The exhibition shed light on a number of fascinating and previously unseen works.

Along with some previously unpublished photographs, the exhibition catalogue focuses on Cecil Beaton’s career who worked in a variety of media, ranging from painting, illustration, caricature, theatre and film costume design through comprehensive essays written by Terence Pepper, the exhibition curator, and Susanna Brown, Curator of Photography at V&A Museum.  

Year of Publication: 2015
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7 Foreword
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç

11 Foreword
Joanna Ling

15 Cecil Beaton: Portraits
Terence Pepper

37 Beaton’s Portraits of Artists
Susanna Brown

44 Catalogue

124 Bibliography

Cecil Beaton

One of the most significant and multi-faceted photographers of the 20th century, Cecil Beaton’s (1904-1980) captivating portraits were exhibited for the first time in Turkey at Pera Museum.

Cecil Beaton