In the 20th century, photography was a unique art form. In the last century, unlike today, relatively few people were considered excellent photographers, and even fewer had the opportunity to photograph important people. Philippe Halsman is one of those photographers who had the opportunity to capture some of the most famous people of the 20th century. Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Muhammad Ali, Salvador Dali, John F. Kennedy, Albert Einstein, Alfred Hitchock, and many more have been photographed by this Latvian photographer. Halsman’s photographs have been associated with several famous people. Scroll down to see 20 images of one of the world’s finest portrait artists at work.

#1. Audrey Hepburn

Philippe Halsman Captures The Most Famous People Of The 20th Century
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#2. Albert Einstein

Philippe Halsman Captures The Most Famous People Of The 20th Century

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#3. Alfred Hitchcock

Philippe Halsman Captures The Most Famous People Of The 20th Century
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#4. Barbara Streisand

Philippe Halsman Captures The Most Famous People Of The 20th Century
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#5. Muhammad Ali

Philippe Halsman Captures The Most Famous People Of The 20th Century
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#6 Elizabeth Taylor

Philippe Halsman Captures The Most Famous People Of The 20th Century
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#7 John Steinbeck

Philippe Halsman Captures The Most Famous People Of The 20th Century
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#8. Sammy Davis Jr.

Philippe Halsman Captures The Most Famous People Of The 20th Century
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#9. Salvador Dali

Philippe Halsman Captures The Most Famous People Of The 20th Century
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#10. John F. Kennedy

Philippe Halsman Captures The Most Famous People Of The 20th Century
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