Slim Aarons

United States  • 1916  - 2006

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At 18 years old, Aarons enlisted in the U.S. Army, worked as a photographer at West Point, and later served as a combat photographer in World War II and earned a Purple Heart. Aarons said combat had taught him the only beach worth landing on was "decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun."

After the war, Aarons moved to California and began photographing celebrities. In California, he shot his most praised photo, Kings of Hollywood, a 1957 New's Year's Eve photograph depicting Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper, and James Stewart relaxing at a bar in full formal wear. Aaron's work appeared in Life, Town & Country, and Holiday magazines.

Aarons never used a stylist, or a makeup artist. He made his career out of what he called "photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places."

An oft-cited example of this approach is his 1970 Poolside Gossip shot at Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House, with owner Nelda Linsk as one of the models in the photo.

"I knew everyone," he said in an interview with The (London) Independent in 2002. "They would invite me to one of their parties because they knew I wouldn't hurt them. I was one of them." Alfred Hitchcock's film, Rear Window (1954), whose main character is a photographer played by Jimmy Stewart, is set in an apartment reputed to be based on Aarons' apartment.


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Photography, Polo Party - Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print, Slim Aarons

Polo Party - Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print

Slim Aarons

Photography - 76.2 x 101.6 cm Photography - 30 x 40 inch

$3,745

Print, Digging for clams, Slim Aarons

Digging for clams

Slim Aarons

Print - 101 x 101 cm Print - 39.8 x 39.8 inch

$3,762

Photography, Dolores Guinness, Slim Aarons

Dolores Guinness

Slim Aarons

Photography - 50.8 x 50.8 cm Photography - 20 x 20 inch

$2,156

Photography, Skiers at Gstaad, Slim Aarons

Skiers at Gstaad

Slim Aarons

Photography - 50.8 x 40.6 cm Photography - 20 x 16 inch

$2,156

Photography, Caroline And Pet, Slim Aarons

Caroline And Pet

Slim Aarons

Photography - 40.6 x 50.8 cm Photography - 16 x 20 inch

$2,156

Photography, Coming Ashore, Slim Aarons

Coming Ashore

Slim Aarons

Photography - 152 x 101 cm Photography - 59.8 x 39.8 inch

$3,802

Photography, Laguna Beach Surfers - Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print, Slim Aarons

Laguna Beach Surfers - Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print

Slim Aarons

Photography - 101.6 x 76.2 cm Photography - 40 x 30 inch

$3,348

Photography, St Tropez Garden, Slim Aarons

St Tropez Garden

Slim Aarons

Photography - 50.8 x 76.2 cm Photography - 20 x 30 inch

$3,008

Photography, Eleuthera Pool Party, Slim Aarons

Eleuthera Pool Party

Slim Aarons

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 cm Photography - 30 x 30 inch

$3,359

Photography, Porto Ercole, Slim Aarons

Porto Ercole

Slim Aarons

Photography - 101.6 x 76.2 cm Photography - 40 x 30 inch

$3,547

Photography, Skiing Holiday, Slim Aarons

Skiing Holiday

Slim Aarons

Photography - 50.8 x 76.2 cm Photography - 20 x 30 inch

$2,905

Photography, Pool Party, Slim Aarons

Pool Party

Slim Aarons

Photography - 152.4 x 101.6 cm Photography - 60 x 40 inch

$4,188

Photography, Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc (Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print), Slim Aarons

Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc (Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print)

Slim Aarons

Photography - 152.4 x 101.6 cm Photography - 60 x 40 inch

$4,188

Photography, Saks Fashion Show, Slim Aarons

Saks Fashion Show

Slim Aarons

Photography - 50.8 x 61 cm Photography - 20 x 24 inch

$2,508

Photography, Staying at the Carlton, Slim Aarons

Staying at the Carlton

Slim Aarons

Photography - 61 x 61 cm Photography - 24 x 24 inch

$2,905

Photography, Summer Picnic, Slim Aarons

Summer Picnic

Slim Aarons

Photography - 50.8 x 76.2 cm Photography - 20 x 30 inch

$3,008

Photography, Sports Car Couple, Slim Aarons

Sports Car Couple

Slim Aarons

Photography - 50.8 x 50.8 cm Photography - 20 x 20 inch

$2,508

Photography, Snowmass Village, Slim Aarons

Snowmass Village

Slim Aarons

Photography - 50.8 x 76.2 cm Photography - 20 x 30 inch

$2,905

Photography, Winter Pool, Slim Aarons

Winter Pool

Slim Aarons

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 cm Photography - 30 x 30 inch

$3,359

Photography, Handball In Central Park - Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print, Slim Aarons

Handball In Central Park - Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print

Slim Aarons

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 cm Photography - 30 x 30 inch

$3,348

Photography, Poolside Party, Slim Aarons

Poolside Party

Slim Aarons

Photography - 76.2 x 101.6 cm Photography - 30 x 40 inch

$3,547

Photography, Swimming In The Bahamas, Slim Aarons

Swimming In The Bahamas

Slim Aarons

Photography - 152.4 x 101.6 cm Photography - 60 x 40 inch

$4,188

Photography, View From Il Pellicano, Slim Aarons

View From Il Pellicano

Slim Aarons

Photography - 61 x 51 cm Photography - 24 x 20.1 inch

$2,264

Photography, Ursula Andress, Slim Aarons

Ursula Andress

Slim Aarons

Photography - 40.6 x 40.6 x 0.3 cm Photography - 16 x 16 x 0.1 inch

$2,800

Photography, Deauville Casino, Slim Aarons

Deauville Casino

Slim Aarons

Photography - 30 x 40 cm Photography - 11.8 x 15.7 inch

$1,992

Photography, Swimming In Spain, Slim Aarons

Swimming In Spain

Slim Aarons

Photography - 50.8 x 40.6 cm Photography - 20 x 16 inch

$2,156

Photography, Helen Dzo Dzo Kaptur, Slim Aarons

Helen Dzo Dzo Kaptur

Slim Aarons

Photography - 51 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 20.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$2,213

Photography, Liz Pringle Refreshments in Jamaica, Slim Aarons

Liz Pringle Refreshments in Jamaica

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$2,213

Photography, Jean Patchett for Saks Fifth Avenue, Slim Aarons

Jean Patchett for Saks Fifth Avenue

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$2,213

Photography, Seaplane At Palm Beach, Slim Aarons

Seaplane At Palm Beach

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$2,213

Photography, Skiing Waitress, Slim Aarons

Skiing Waitress

Slim Aarons

Photography - 40.6 x 40.6 cm Photography - 16 x 16 inch

$2,156

Photography, Palm Springs party, Slim Aarons

Palm Springs party

Slim Aarons

Photography - 30 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 11.8 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Poolside social, Slim Aarons

Poolside social

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 51 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 20.1 x 0 inch

$2,213

Photography, A poolside story, Slim Aarons

A poolside story

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 51 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 20.1 x 0 inch

$2,213

Photography, Poolside chat, Slim Aarons

Poolside chat

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 51 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 20.1 x 0 inch

$2,213

Photography, Nelda and friends, Slim Aarons

Nelda and friends

Slim Aarons

Photography - 51 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 20.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$2,213

Photography, Poolside gathering, Slim Aarons

Poolside gathering

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 51 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 20.1 x 0 inch

$2,213

Photography, Nelda's pool, Slim Aarons

Nelda's pool

Slim Aarons

Photography - 30 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 11.8 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Poolside host, Slim Aarons

Poolside host

Slim Aarons

Photography - 30 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 11.8 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Poolside dreams, Slim Aarons

Poolside dreams

Slim Aarons

Photography - 31 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 12.2 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Helen & Nelda by the Pool, Slim Aarons

Helen & Nelda by the Pool

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 31 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 12.2 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Poolside socialites, Slim Aarons

Poolside socialites

Slim Aarons

Photography - 30 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 11.8 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Poolside Pairs, Slim Aarons

Poolside Pairs

Slim Aarons

Photography - 31 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 12.2 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Poolside Chic, Slim Aarons

Poolside Chic

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 30 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, New York Debutante, Slim Aarons

New York Debutante

Slim Aarons

Photography - 51 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 20.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$2,224

Photography, Jazz scooter, Slim Aarons

Jazz scooter

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$2,224

Photography, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Slim Aarons

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Slim Aarons

Photography - 51 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 20.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$2,213

Photography, Port life, Slim Aarons

Port life

Slim Aarons

Photography - 51 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 20.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$2,213

Photography, Garden party, Slim Aarons

Garden party

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$2,213

Photography, Chalet Costi, Slim Aarons

Chalet Costi

Slim Aarons

Photography - 30 x 30 x 0.01 cm Photography - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Brunch at Brennans, Slim Aarons

Brunch at Brennans

Slim Aarons

Photography - 30 x 30 x 0.01 cm Photography - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Party on the steps, Slim Aarons

Party on the steps

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 30 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Dimitris Kritsas, Slim Aarons

Dimitris Kritsas

Slim Aarons

Photography - 30 x 30 x 0.01 cm Photography - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Life in The Bahamas, Slim Aarons

Life in The Bahamas

Slim Aarons

Photography - 30 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 11.8 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Bahamas Speed Week, Slim Aarons

Bahamas Speed Week

Slim Aarons

Photography - 41 x 30 x 0.01 cm Photography - 16.1 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,873

Photography, Skiers at Gstaad, Slim Aarons

Skiers at Gstaad

Slim Aarons

Photography - 40.6 x 50.8 cm Photography - 16 x 20 inch

$2,156

Photography, The Meridian Club, Slim Aarons

The Meridian Club

Slim Aarons

Photography - 40.6 x 50.8 cm Photography - 16 x 20 inch

$2,156

Photography, Polo At Cowdray Park, Slim Aarons

Polo At Cowdray Park

Slim Aarons

Photography - 40.6 x 50.8 cm Photography - 16 x 20 inch

$2,156

Photography, Kasimir Korybut, Slim Aarons

Kasimir Korybut

Slim Aarons

Photography - 50.8 x 50.8 cm Photography - 20 x 20 inch

$2,156

Photography, Handball In Central Park - Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print, Slim Aarons

Handball In Central Park - Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print

Slim Aarons

Photography - 50.8 x 50.8 cm Photography - 20 x 20 inch

$2,156

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What is Slim Aarons’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Aerial Visual Artists, American Icons
When was Slim Aarons born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1916