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us: Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946


  • [Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) was an American photographer and promoter of photography as an art form. He met the painter Georgia O'Keeffe in 1917 and, after divorcing his first wife, married her in 1924. Over a period of twenty years he made more than 300 individual portraits of O'Keeffe that remain unique and compelling in their ability to capture many facets of a single subject.]
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    • us: O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986
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    • found: His Camera work, 1905.
    • found: World biographical information system, 16 December 2013 (Stieglitz, Alfred; editor, publisher, photographer; born Hoboken, N.J. 1 January 1864; devoted most of his time to scientific and artistic photography; edited photography journals)
    • found: Wikipedia, February 26, 2016 (Alfred Stieglitz (January 1, 1864-July 13, 1946) was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz is known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to the U.S. He was married to painter Georgia O'Keeffe; One of the most important things that O'Keeffe provided for Stieglitz was the muse he had always wanted. He photographed O'Keeffe obsessively between 1918 and 1925 in what was the most prolific period in his entire life. During this period he produced more than 350 mounted prints of O'Keeffe that portrayed a wide range of her character, moods and beauty. He shot many close-up studies of parts of her body, especially her hands either isolated by themselves or near her face or hair. The strength of these photos is that, as O'Keeffe biographer Roxanna Robinson points out, her "personality was crucial to these photographs; it was this, as much as her body, that Stieglitz was recording." They remain one of the most dynamic and intimate records of a single individual in the history of art.)
    • found: Union list of artist names, February 26, 2016 (Stieglitz, Alfred (American photographer, 1864-1946). Spouse of O'Keeffe, Georgia 1924-1946 (American painter, 1887-1986))
    • found: Encyclop√¶dia Britannica online, February 26, 2016 (Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer; born January 1, 1864, Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.; died July 13, 1946, New York, New York; art dealer, publisher, advocate for the Modernist movement in the arts, and, arguably, the most important photographer of his time; in 1917 he met the painter Georgia O'Keeffe, who would quickly become his lover and finally (in 1924) his wife, after Stieglitz gained a divorce from his first wife, the former Emmeline Obermeyer. His serial portrait of O'Keeffe, made over a period of 20 years, contains more than 300 individual pictures and remains unique and compelling in its ability to capture many facets of a single subject; he stopped photographing in 1937)
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    • [Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) was an American photographer and promoter of photography as an art form. He met the painter Georgia O'Keeffe in 1917 and, after divorcing his first wife, married her in 1924. Over a period of twenty years he made more than 300 individual portraits of O'Keeffe that remain unique and compelling in their ability to capture many facets of a single subject.]
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