Arnold Newman is recognized as the 'Father of Environmental Portraiture' . His work has greatly influenced portrait photography in the 20th and 21st century. . He placed his subject in a carefully controlled setting to capture the essence of the individual's life and work. Hence artists were photographed in their studios, politicians in the offices for example. He said that "The surrounding had to add to the composition and understanding of the person." His signature photograph is one of Igor Stravinsky sitting at his piano. He is also known for his carefully composed abstract images.