Irving Penn

Irving Penn bio

Birth Name: Irving Penn

Occupation: Photographer

Place Of Birth: Plainfield

Date Of Birth: June 16, 1917

Date Of Death: October 7, 2009

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Irving Penn was born on the 16th of June, 1917. He was popular for being a Photographer. Photographer whose stunning portraits of models and celebrities earned him national acclaim. Among his subjects were Martha Graham, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, and Igor Stravinsky .

Irving Penn was born in Plainfield. He initially intended to become a painter; however, a job designing cover photographs for Vogue magazine in the 1940s jumpstarted his career in photography. His photographs were characterized by the use of natural light and spare backgrounds.

Irving Penn was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Irving Penn was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Irving Penn is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Irving’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Irving Penn’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Irving Penn’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Irving Penn kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Irving Penn was born in the Year of the Serpent.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Irving Penn
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Irving Penn was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Irving Penn was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Irving Penn had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Irving Penn’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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