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Although he performed most of his work before the 1920s, Alfred Stieglitz had a perfound effect on photography and painting during the decade. As the publisher of two photography periodicals, he helped raise photography from a scientific curiosity to an art. He was also one of the strongest promoters of pictorial photography.

In his 291 Fifth Avenue studios, Stieglitz also helped develop a circle of artist (whom became known as the Stieglitz Group) who followed Cubism and German Expansionsim. These artists combined their skill in European painting with landscape and non-objective art to push the beginnings of modern art.


Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, Stieglitz studied in both Berlin and New York City. He worked for some time as a photoengraver and founded Camera Notes. In 1903 he became the editor and publisher of Camera Work. He married Georgia O'Keeffe in 1924 and died in 1946.


Cited Works

Microsoft Encarta   Stieglitz, Alfred.
     Redmond: Funk & Wagnalls Corporation: 1994

"Alfred Steiglitz"
      28 May 1998.