Alfred Stieglitz miscellaneous acquisitions collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains one series made up of three letters written by Stieglitz. The first is to George Seeley, 21 May, 1910 discussing an exhibition to be held in Buffalo; the second to John Tennant, 9 October 1921, commenting on an article written by Tennant, and the third a thank you letter to Ernest Bloch, July, 1922. Photocopies are provided for research use.
Language of Materials
Material in English
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Conditions Governing Use
Note: Photocopies of original letters are supplied for research use. Other restrictions may apply. See the Archivist for information.
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Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) was born in Hoboken, New Jersey and studied engineering in Germany. He purchased his first camera in 1883 and in 1890 he returned to New York and became editor of Camera Notes, published by the Camera Club of New York. A few years later in 1902 Stieglitz formed the Photo-Secession, emphasizing the labor of photography and photography as an artform. From 1903-1917 he edited Camera Work and organized exhibitions at the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession, also known as 291. Stieglitz married painter Georgia O’Keeffe in 1924 and photographed her frequently, creating a composite portrait made up of hundreds of individual portraits. He applied the same technique to a series of photographs of clouds, titled Equivalents. Between 1921 and his death in 1946 Stieglitz focused on running his galleries: Anderson Galleries from 1921-1925, The Intimate Gallery from 1925-1929, and An American Place from 1929-1946. Stieglitz was known for his use of the platinum process and photogravure, as well as for promoting photography as an art form.
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Metadata Rights Declarations
- License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.
This collection contains miscellaneous correspondence of Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), photographer, editor, and curator.
The Collection is arranged into the following series:
- Series 1: Correspondence, 1910-1922, 1 box
Other Finding Aids
Please visit the CCP website for a more descriptive version of the finding aid, which includes a detailed inventory list.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of David and Riva Logan.
- Greenough, Sarah.
Alfred Stieglitz.National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, 25 April 2019, www.nga.gov/collection/artist-info.5477.html. Accessed 03 November 2020.
- Hostetler, Lisa.
Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and American Photography.In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2004, www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/stgp/hd_stgp.htm. Accessed 03 November 2020.
- Oden, Lori.
Alfred Stieglitz.IPHF.org, International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, iphf.org/inductees/alfred-stieglitz/. Accessed 03 November 2020.
The materials found in Subgroup 1 were withdrawn from MISCELLANEOUS SMALL COLLECTIONS (AG 8, Subgroup 1), March, 1990 by Kristi Bradford. The finding aid was updated by Meghan Jordan, May 2016 and by Tai Huesgen, November 2020.
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- Alfred Stieglitz miscellaneous acquisitions collection 1910-1922
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