The artsJack Mitchell has been a preeminent photographer of the fine and performing arts for a generation. His portraits of dancers, painters, and theater people have adorned the covers of Dance magazine and the Arts and Leisure section of the New York Times on countless occasions. Some of these elegant images are assembled in Icons and Idols: A Photographer's Chronicle of the Arts, 1960-1995.
The black-and-white portraits, dramatic and at the same time subtle, include some of the biggest names in the business: Robin Williams, Andy Warhol, Gloria Swanson, and Leonard Bernstein, just to name a few. Mitchell's poignant snapshots of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, perhaps his most recognizable work, were taken days before the legendary singer/songwriter was murdered. Icons and Idols would make a welcome gift for any fan of either the arts or the print media.