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Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946

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dates 1864–1946.
city New York
stateNY
other citiesBerlin, Germany; Hoboken, NJ;
gender M
historical notes Stieglitz introduced modern European art to America by organizing the first exhibitions in the US of work by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, and Paul CĂ©zanne, among others.

Stieglitz was the editor for both periodicals Camera Notes (1897-1902) and Camera Work (1903-1917).

Additionally, he supported American modernist artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, and Charles Demuth.

In 1905 he opened 291 Gallery at 291 5th Ave, which closed in 1917.

In 1921, 1923, and 1924 Stieglitz held monographic exhibitions of his photographs at the Anderson Galleries in a rented space he coined Intimate Gallery.

In the fall of 1929 Stieglitz opened An American Place on the seventeenth floor of a building at 509 Madison Avenue in New York.

As executor of Stieglitz's Estate, Georgia O'Keeffe divided his art collection (approximately 1000 works of art) and donated the majority of it to six institutions: Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (O’Keeffe’s alma mater); National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Yale University Library Alfred Stieglitz\Georgia O'Keeffe Archive see details...
Yale University Library Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O’Keeffe collection, ca. 1893-[ongoing] see details...
Yale University Library Flora Stieglitz Straus collection of Stieglitz family papers, 1875-1992. see details...
New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division Mitchell Kennerley papers, 1917-1940 (MssCol 1634) see details...
The Getty Research Institute Marius de Zayas letters sent to Paul B. Haviland, 1915-1918. see details...
The Getty Research Institute Alfred Stieglitz notes, 1915 Nov. 15. see details...
National Gallery of Art, Library Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O’Keeffe archive, 1728-1986. see details...
Archives of American Art Keith Warner papers, 1935-1975. see details...
New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division Carl Van Vechten papers, 1833-1965, bulk (1920-1940) (MssCol 3142) see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Edward Steichen Archive, [ca. 1900]-1986, [ca. 1900]-1960 (bulk) see details...
National Portrait Gallery Library Artist file: Stieglitz, Alfred , 1864-1946 see details...
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library Artist file: Stieglitz, Alfred , 1864-1946 see details...
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives Artist file: Stieglitz, Alfred , 1864-1946 see details...
Whitney Museum of American Art How, When and Why Modern Art Came to New York, 1996 see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art Dorothy Norman Research Collection, 1897-1992, n.d.


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Philadelphia Museum of Art Evan H. Turner Records, 1964-1978 see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art Dalton Dorr Records, 1876-1904
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see also:
"291" (Gallery)
Anderson Galleries, Inc
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970