Alfred Stieglitz, ‘Portrait - K. N. R., No. 3’, 1923, Photography, Gelatin silver prints mounted on paperboard, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
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Alfred Stieglitz

Portrait - K. N. R., No. 3, 1923

Gelatin silver prints mounted on paperboard
4 1/2 × 3 5/8 in
11.4 × 9.2 cm
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Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Brunswick

At mid-career, Alfred Stieglitz abandoned the large cameras that he had previously used in favor of …

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Alfred Stieglitz
American, 1864–1946
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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.

Alfred Stieglitz, ‘Portrait - K. N. R., No. 3’, 1923, Photography, Gelatin silver prints mounted on paperboard, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
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Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Brunswick

At mid-career, Alfred Stieglitz abandoned the large cameras that he had previously used in favor of smaller handheld devices. This shift allowed the artist to choose more freely what to shoot. As a result, Stieglitz directed his gaze upward and recorded weather conditions at all times of the day and year. Stieglitz …

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© 2016 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Alfred Stieglitz
American, 1864–1946
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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.

Alfred Stieglitz

Portrait - K. N. R., No. 3, 1923

Gelatin silver prints mounted on paperboard
4 1/2 × 3 5/8 in
11.4 × 9.2 cm
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