, , , , , , ,






Herman Leonard was an American photographer renown for his imagery of jazz musicians. Herman Leonard was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in the year 1923.

Leonard attended Ohio University where he earned a B.F.A. His college career was interrupted by World War 2 and his call to duty in the United States Army.

Some key highlights of Leonard career include working as Marlon Brando’s personal photographer, working as a correspondent for Playboy magazine, and also working with record companies who often used the work of Leonard on album and sheet covers.

One of the artist’s favorite cities was New Orleans, as he loved the jazz scene. Leonard was living in the city during Hurricane Katrina and the artist lost thousands of prints in the flooding.

Below a great overview of the artist’s life with many samples of his work shown:

Herman Leonard passed away in 2010. He was 87 years of age.

In 2016 a great exhibition will be held at the    located in Washington D.C.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Leonard did a great job of creating the scene of a vintage jazz club, especially interesting are the abstract shapes created by the plumes of smoke.