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"291" (Gallery)

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role Dealer/Gallery
dates 1905-1917
city New York City
gender n/a
historical notes 291 opened in 1905, at 291 Fifth Avenue, and closed in 1917.

The gallery promoted artworks by American artists Max Weber, John Marin, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, and the work of the galleries owner, Alfred Stieglitz.

291 introduced Americans to the Modernism of painting, sculpture, and especially photography in the work of Steiglitz himself, and his partner, Edward Steichen.

The gallery was the first to exhibit, in the US, work by Rodin, CĂ©zanne, Matisse, Rousseau, and Picasso (as early as 1911). Later, the work of Brancusi and Braque also found its way to Stieglitz's showcase.
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The Museum of Modern Art Edward Steichen Archive, [ca. 1900]-1986, [ca. 1900]-1960 (bulk) see details...
The Getty Research Institute Marius de Zayas Research Collection for How, When and Why Modern Art Came to New York, ca. 1910-1936. see details...
Yale University Library Alfred Stieglitz\Georgia O'Keeffe Archive see details...
Archives of American Art Arthur B. Carles letter to Alfred Stieglitz, [ca. 1911]. see details...
The Getty Research Institute Alfred Stieglitz notes, 1915 Nov. 15. see details...
Whitney Museum of American Art How, When and Why Modern Art Came to New York, 1996 see details...

see also:
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973