Sheila MetznerBorn in Brooklyn in 1939, Metzner studied Visual Communications at New York’s Pratt Institute; in 1961, she began to work in the advertising industry and was soon appointed as the Doyle Dane Bernbach agency’s first female art director.
1968: marriage to painter and art director Jeffrey Metzner (1941-2008) who, along with their five children, was frequently portrayed in her work; began her journey as a self-taught photographer. First exhibitions from 1978 onwards. Fashion and beauty companies began to see the appeal of her velvety-rich colour renditions. Her images are imbued with an intimate atmosphere reminiscent of private salons, with carefully selected artefacts complementing the subject’s personality. Sheila Metzner lives in New York City.