George Hurrell was dubbed the “Grand Seigneur of the Hollywood Portrait”. His work set a new standard for Hollywood portraits that has never been equaled. It even inspired a new name for the genre; glamour photography.
Born in Covington, Kentucky in June 1, 1904, he developed any early interest in painting and drawing. Hurrell photographed every star at MGM Studios.
Shortly thereafter Hurrell served in the First Motion Picture Unit of the U.S. Army Air Force, photographing Generals at the Pentagon and shooting training films.
In the early 1950s, he moved to New York City and shot many advertising and fashion assignments.
He passed away in May 17, 1992.