FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Title: "Rosima. Couture."
Portfolio: Early Fresson
*Signed LR & on verso *Very rare
Medium: Original Fresson Print
Limited edition: 1/1 (One of a Kind)
Framed size: 21.25" x 27"
Sheet size: 16.75" x 24.75"
Image size: 13" x 19.25"
Reference: Strand 50
Sheila Metzner (born 1939) is an American photographer. She was the first female photographer to collaborate
with the Vogue magazine on an ongoing basis. Metzner lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Metzner graduated from the High School of Art and Design and the Faculty of Visual Communications of the Pratt
Institute. In the 1960s, she became the first woman to be promoted to art director by Doyle Dane Bernbach, an
advertising agency. Thanks to this, she successfully collaborated with well-known photographers, including
Richard Avedon, Melvin Sokolsky, Bob Richardson and Diane Arbus.
Her first show in New York was called Friends & Family. She decided to show part of the images to the director of
the Museum of Modern Art in New York, John Sarkovsky. In 1978, he bought one and included in MoMA
exhibition Mirrors and Windows: American Photography Since 1960.
A second exhibition – Photography (Spring 1981): Couches, Diamonds and Pie – took place there. After that, The
New York Times and The Sunday Times published a photograph of Sheila's husband.
In 2008 the School of Visual Arts presented the exhibition Time Line: Shelia Metzner at the Visual Arts Museum,