ContributionAlthough 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.
BiographyBorn 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.
Microsoft Encarta Stieglitz, Alfred.