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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.

Quote:
“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.

Prices:
$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.

Vintage:
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.

Portfolios:
None.

Books - In Print:
Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set Volumes I & II -
$150.

Availability:
A good selection of photographs by Alfred Stieglitz is available.


The Hand of Man, from Camera Work

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