Alfred Stieglitz, ‘The Flatiron’, 1903-printed no later than 1910, Phillips

Signature: Signed, titled and dated '1902' in pencil in the margin; inscribed in ink by Ann Straus Gertler, grandniece of the artist, on the reverse of the mount.

Greenough, Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set (Volume One), no. 288
Camera Work, Number 4, October 1903, pl. I
National Gallery of Art, Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries, no. 26
Norman, Alfred Stieglitz: An American Seer, pl. 7
Margolis, Alfred Stieglitz Camera Work: A Pictorial Guide, p. 11
Peters and Whitaker, Becoming O'Keeffe: The Early Years, pl. 142
Taschen, Alfred Stieglitz Camera Work: The Complete Illustrations 1903-1917, p. 148

Estate of the artist
Georgia O'Keeffe
Ann Straus Gertler, grandniece of Stieglitz
D. D. Lee, teacher of Ann Straus Gertler, 1973
Doris Bry, New York, 2007

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