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Edward Steichen

Three Apples, 1921

Silver gelatin print
10 1/4 × 13 in
26 × 33 cm
Edition 78/100
This is part of a limited edition set.
$4,500
location
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, New York, San Francisco, Montecito
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Edward Steichen
American, 1879–1973
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Though he is immortalized as one of the greatest photographers of his time, it was Edward Steichen's early roots as a painter that allowed him to so drastically influence the photographic medium. “The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself,” he theorized. Steichen’s attempt and ultimate success to gain recognition for photography as an art form, alongside his contemporary and Photo-Secession cofounder Alfred Stieglitz, employed a Pictorialist approach distinguished by dreamlike, soft-focused images that reflected the accepted style and principles of other art forms. A later stint as an aerial photographer during WWI led Steichen to adopt a Modernist vision—he would turn to straightforward, clean lines in his work thereafter, moving on to work in commercial photography and become an acclaimed pioneer of fashion photography.

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Edward Steichen
American, 1879–1973
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Though he is immortalized as one of the greatest photographers of his time, it was Edward Steichen's early roots as a painter that allowed him to so drastically influence the photographic medium. “The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself,” he theorized. Steichen’s attempt and ultimate success to gain recognition for photography as an art form, alongside his contemporary and Photo-Secession cofounder Alfred Stieglitz, employed a Pictorialist approach distinguished by dreamlike, soft-focused images that reflected the accepted style and principles of other art forms. A later stint as an aerial photographer during WWI led Steichen to adopt a Modernist vision—he would turn to straightforward, clean lines in his work thereafter, moving on to work in commercial photography and become an acclaimed pioneer of fashion photography.

Edward Steichen

Three Apples, 1921

Silver gelatin print
10 1/4 × 13 in
26 × 33 cm
Edition 78/100
This is part of a limited edition set.
$4,500
location
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, New York, San Francisco, Montecito
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