Alfred Stieglitz, ‘November Days’, 1887-printed 1895, Phillips

From the Catalogue:
Made early in Stieglitz’s career, November Days retained its importance for the photographer throughout his life. It is represented here as a platinum print, boldly signed and titled by the photographer on the mount. Stieglitz included this image in several significant exhibitions of his work in the late 19th century, including his first solo show at the New York Camera Club in 1899. November Days is one of the early images Stieglitz reincorporated into his exhibition repertoire beginning in the 1920s. Indeed, its crisp depiction of bare trees starkly outlined against the sky seems more in-tune with the Modernist work Stieglitz was then making at Lake George than with Pictorialism. He hung November Days in his 1935 solo exhibition at An American Place alongside similarly reevaluated early images and newer work.
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Signature: Signed, titled and dated '1895' in pencil on the mount.

Greenough, Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set (Volume One), no. 54
The American Amateur Photographer, December 1891, Vol. 3, No. 12, p. 485
The Photographic Times, 21 July 1893, Vol. 23, p. 389
'What is 291?,' The Christian Science Monitor, 17 November 1937, p. 5

Doris Bry, New York, 1994

About Alfred Stieglitz

Through his work and writing, photographer Alfred Stieglitz was instrumental in establishing photography as a recognized fine art form. Some of Steiglitz's best-known photographs are of the painter Georgia O'Keeffe (who would eventually become his wife), and in line with his belief that great photography “becomes more real than reality,” these close-up portraits convey as much about form as they do about her personality and their relationship. Stieglitz was feverishly devoted to his work and mission and produced thousands of editions in his lifetime, covering numerous themes that captured a period of rapid transition in American society. In 1905, he opened 291 Gallery in New York City to promote pioneering photographers and avant-garde European artists. Stieglitz achieved his goal to have photography shown alongside painting and, due to his efforts, is known as an important proponent of early modernism and not only as a promoter of photography.

American, 1864-1946, Hoboken, NJ, United States, based in New York, NY, United States