Robert Mapplethorpe

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Birthday
4, 1946
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 9, 1989 (42)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
4, 1946
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 9, 1989 (42)

About

He gained prominence for his large black and white photos of celebrities, nude models, and flowers, and children.

Before Fame

He was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Our Lady of the Snows Parish in Queens, New York.

Trivia

He became responsible for a national debate over the public funding of art after photographing the underground BDSM scene in the late 1960s.

Family Life

He was raised by his parents, Harry and Joan Mapplethorpe, along with his five brothers and sisters.

Associated With

Another famous photographer is Annie Leibovitz.