About the artist
Roy's talent evolved throughout the 1920s and 1930s, studying at esteemed institutions and contributing to Warner Bros' art department. In 1934, he married Masha Arms, their mutual passion for photography leading Masha to become a female trailblazer in the industry. Artistic achievements punctuated Roy's life, including earning a photography award and modeling for Howard Zieff's iconic ads.
His contributions to NYC's theatre community, including his relationships with José Quintero and Lee Strasberg, and interactions with James Dean were pivotal. Over time, his camera lens immortalised numerous celebrities. His photography persisted into the 1960s as he mentored emerging actors. His famous work on James Dean was published in 1982, and one of his Marilyn Monroe portraits graces the Art Institute of Chicago's collection. Roy's artistic voyage ended in 2002, leaving an unforgettable mark on the arts world.
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