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Alfred Stieglitz

The Flatiron , 1903

Alfred Stieglitz was born in New Jersey in 1864.
He passed away in 1946.

Known for:
He spent his life fighting for the recognition of photography as a valid art form.
He founded Camera Work.

Most Popular Images:
"The Steerage"; "The Flatiron"

Did you know ... ?
• He was married to artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
• In 1883, at the age of 19, Stieglitz took his first pictures while attending a school in Berlin.
• In 1923, he was asked to give the Museum of Modern Art in New York some of his photographs. This was significant because it was the first time that a major American Art Museum included photographs as part of its collection or even considered them for display.
• He & O'Keeffe placed most of his original photographs in major U.S. museums including the National Portrait Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, & the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

“It is not art in the professionalized sense about which I care, but that which is created sacredly. as a result of a deep inner experience, with all of oneself, and that becomes 'art' in time."

General Format:
5" x 7" photogravures

How many photographs exist?
200 or fewer of each image.

$500 - $25,000

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How are the photographs printed and signed?
Stieglitz's photogravures are generally unsigned, and were printed under his supervision.
Silver gelatin and Platinum prints are rare.

Majority of Stieglitz's photographs are vintage. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.

Technical Information:
He used two cameras to do his work: an 8" x 10" Eastman View with a Packard Shutter and a 4" x 5" Auto Graflex with old Goerz lenses.


Books - In Print:
Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set Volumes I & II -

A good selection of photographs by Alfred Stieglitz is available.

The Hand of Man, from Camera Work

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