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Stieglitz, Alfred

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Born: 1864 AD
Died: 1946 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Photographers

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1864 - Born on January 1st in Hoboken, New Jersey. Stieglitz promoted his Photo-Secessionist and Pictorialist movements by publishing the journals, “Camera Notes” and “Camera Work”.

1883 - Enrolled at Berlin Polytechnic.

         - Alfred Stieglitz became a photography student in Germany, going on to become an influential figure in the development of the medium and also artists of other disciplines.

1893 - Married Emmeline Obermeyer.

1905- He founded the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession with the help of Edward Steichen, located at 291 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

         - He organized many exhibitions at the gallery that later became known as “291,” helping to put photography on the same level as painting and sculpture.

1924 - Married Georgia O'Keeffe.

         - His early photographs were done in the Pictorialist style, but he later focused on specific subjects, including series done of New York City and his wife Georgia O’Keeffe.

1946 - He died on July 13th in New York City.

1965-1973 - He was the subject of the books "Alfred Stieglitz: Photographer" by Doris Bry, "Alfred Stieglitz Talking" by Herbert J. Seligmann and "Alfred Stieglitz, An American Seer" by Dorothy Norman. 


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