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Alfred Stieglitz

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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