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Section: General News - Iconic fashion, celebrity and still photographer Irving Penn has died. He was 92 years old.
An assistant to Penn said he died at his home Wednesday in New York. No cause was given.
Known for his graceful, minimalistic portraits, Penn became known as one of the first artists to straddle the line dividing commercial and art photography.
He began his career in the 1940s at Vogue fashion magazine, quickly abandoning his dream of becoming a painter. His …