DAC Collection Artist Information
American photographer, editor, and publisher
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Renowned photographer Stieglitz first studied photochemistry with Hermann Wilhelm Vogel at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin, from 1882-1886, and took his first photographs in 1883. He continued to travel and photograph in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland until 1890, when he returned to New York City. From 1890 to 1895 he was a partner in a photogravure firm. During this time he concentrated on photographing the streets of New York City. In 1894, Stieglitz travelled to Europe and was elected a member of the Linked Ring, a pictorialist society in London. In 1902, Stieglitz founded the Photo-Secession Movement which attempted to prove that pictorialist photography was a fine art form. From 1903 to 1917, Stieglitz was publisher and director of Camera Work magazine. The graphic section was run by Edward Steichen (1879-1973). In 1905, Stieglitz opened the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession "291" on Fifth Avenue in New York City with Steichen. The galleries operated until 1917. In 1907, Stieglitz exhibited his autochrome photographs. Stieglitz stopped photographing in 1937. During his lifetime, Stieglitz was also a close friend and collaborator of Joseph T. Keiley. Together they invented the glycerine process which permitted partial development of platinum papers. Also, they produced joint research on the history of photography. Keiley also acted as the associate editor of Stieglitz's publications "Camera Notes" and "Camera Works".
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500024301.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Alfred Stieglitz:
|Alfred Stieglitz||Steerage—#291, 1907 (published 1915)||Heliogravure|
|Alfred Stieglitz||Two Towers, New York, 1913||Photogravure on chine collé|
|Alfred Stieglitz||Steerage, 1907 (published 1911)||Photogravure|
|Alfred Stieglitz||Camera Work 29, including 10 photogravures after photographs by George Seeley and 4 photogravures after drawings by Marius de Zayas, and other issues of Camera Work, 1910||Photogravure|
|Alfred Stieglitz||The Terminal, 1893||Photogravure on tissue, glued on left side of backing sheet|
|Alfred Stieglitz||Equivalent, Set C2 No. 5, ca. 1929||Gelatin silver print on photographic paper on board|
|Clarence Hudson White with Alfred Stieglitz||Torso, ca. 1909||Photogravure|
|Clarence Hudson White with Alfred Stieglitz||Miss Mabel C., ca. 1909||Photogravure|
|Clarence Hudson White with Alfred Stieglitz||Experiment 28, ca. 1909||Photogravure|
|Clarence Hudson White with Alfred Stieglitz||Experiment 27, ca. 1909||Photogravure|
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