Francesco Scavullo

Fashion Photographer
Born Jan 16, 1921

Francesco Scavullo was an American fashion photographer best known for his work on the covers of Cosmopolitan and his celebrity portraits.

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  • Carole Mallory: I Am A Cosmo Girl, Thanks To Helen Gurley Brown, And Proud Of It!
    Huffington Post - Aug 14, 2012
  • Helen Gurley Brown, Legendary Cosmo Editor, Dies At 90
    Huffington Post - Aug 13, 2012
  • Vogue Paris Stirs Controversy With Racy Photo Shoot Of 10 Year Old Model Short News.Com
    Google News - Aug 06, 2011
  • Francesco Scavullo Foto Magazin
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Francesco Scavullo.


1921 Birth Born on January 16, 1921.


1945 24 Years Old Born in Staten Island, Scavullo began to pursue his fascination with images of beauty by picking up his father's camera and taking snapshots, using his sisters as models. After graduating from high school in 1945, Scavullo began working for a studio that produced fashion catalogs. … Read More
1948 27 Years Old In 1948, he created a cover for Seventeen that won him a contract with the magazine. … Read More


1969 48 Years Old In 1969, Scavullo painted singer Janis Joplin, with a cigarette in her hand, a picture exhibited at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. … Read More


1981 60 Years Old In 1981, Scavullo was commissioned by Mikhail Baryshnikov to photograph the dancers of the American Ballet Theatre which formed the basis of an exhibition that was later shown in a nationwide tour. … Read More
2004 83 Years Old He died in New York on January 6, 2004, and is survived by his partner in life and art Sean Byrnes.
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