Carl Van Vechten

American writer and photographer (1880–1964)

Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and artistic photographer. He was known for taking pictures of many famous celebrities during the late 1930s and early 1940s. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Carl Van Vechten
Photographic self-portrait by Carl Van Vechten, taken in 1934
Carl Van Vechten

(1880-06-17)June 17, 1880
DiedDecember 21, 1964(1964-12-21) (aged 84)
EducationWashington High School
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Spouse(s)Anna Snyder (?–1912),
(m. 1914⁠–⁠1964)

Vechten was married to actress Fania Marinoff from 1914 until his death in 1964. Vechten died in New York City, New York, aged 84.


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