Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864 – 1946)
Untitled (likely from Night Series)
Silver gelatin print with toning on paper
Signed “Alfred Stieglitz” to the attached mat to the lower left
Trained as an engineer in Germany, Alfred Stieglitz returned to New York in 1890 and championed photography as an art form and the aesthetic potential of the medium. He worked as the editor of the journal of the Camera Club of New York, Camera Notes. Due to the restrictive editorial policies of the Club, he broke away from the group in 1902 and formed the Photo-Secession that advocated the craftsmanship of photography. From 1903 to 1917, Stieglitz edited the publication Camera Work and, with the help of Edward Steichen, organized exhibitions in the Photo-Secession’s Little Galleries, also known as “291”. Stieglitz’s championing of early 20th century modernism is evident in his photographic experimentation with abstraction at the time. After 1917, he began focusing on series, such as photographs of his lover Georgia O’Keeffe and Equivalents that featured clouds, that captured emotional experiences of the subject and photographer. Stieglitz’s work has been exhibited and collected by numerous reputable institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, the National Gallery of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Art, among many others.
- toning and discoloration to mat; cracks to molding of frame; marks, discoloration, and chips throughout frame.
- measures frame; visible image measures 9.25" W x 11.25" H.