Jacob Israel Avedon

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Jacob Israel Avedon

Also Known As: "Jack"
Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Lomzha, Grodna District, Hrodna Region, Belarus
Death: Died in New York, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Israel Avedon and Mathilda Avedon
Husband of Eleanor Avedon and Anna Avedon
Father of Richard Avedon and Louise Avedon
Brother of William Avedon; Ida Avidan; Samuel Mark Avedon and Dora Avedon

Occupation: blouse shop owner, womens specialty shop owner
Managed by: Malka Mysels
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Immediate Family

About Jacob Israel Avedon

Interview with Richard Avedon

Born and raised in New York City, Richard Avedon was the only son of Jacob Israel Avedon, a Russian-Jewish immigrant who started a successful retail dress business on Fifth Avenue. His father had been brought up in a New York City Jewish orphanage and later founded Avedons of Fifth Ave – a successful women’s clothing store.

Avedon remembers his father, who died in 1973, as a stern disciplinarian who "was really hot on dumb quotes from Shakespeare and Teddy Roosevelt" and who insisted that physical strength, education and money prepared one for the world.

It was Avedon's mother, Anne, who took young Richard to see Rachmaninoff at Carnegie Hall and Fred Astaire at Radio City and gave him a grounding in beauty and style.

He is not the brother of Joseph Avidan

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Jacob Israel Avedon's Timeline

October 1881
Lomzha, Grodna District, Hrodna Region, Belarus
May 15, 1923
Age 41
New york, New York, United States
April 2, 1925
Age 43
new york, New York, United States
September 1, 1973
Age 91
New York, New York, United States