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Alfred Stieglitz

 (1864 - 1946)
Alfred Stieglitz was active/lived in New York, New Jersey.  Alfred Stieglitz is known for modern photography, drawing, gallery owner.

In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
By Edward Steichen: Alfred Stieglitz at 291, dated 1915

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Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1864, and schooled as an engineer in Germany, Alfred Stieglitz returned to New York in 1890 determined to prove that photography was a medium as capable of artistic expression as painting or sculpture.  As the editor of Camera Notes, the journal of the Camera Club of New York—an association of amateur photography enthusiasts—Stieglitz espoused his belief in the aesthetic potential of the medium and published work by photographers who shared his conviction.  When the rank-and-file membership of the Camera Club began to agitate against his restrictive editorial policies, Stieglitz and several like-minded photographers broke away from the group in 1902 to form the Photo-Secession, which a   ...  Displaying 750 of 6259 characters.

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The Steerage, photogravure, 18.25" x 12.5" dated 1907, printed 1915
 Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada Collection

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