Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York)
22.6 x 16.8 cm (8 7/8 x 6 5/8 in.)
Gift of Georgia O'Keeffe, through the generosity of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and Jennifer and Joseph Duke, 1997
Not on view
Georgia O’Keeffe—Hands is one of the images that Stieglitz made during his first portrait session with O’Keeffe, in 1917, when she traveled by train to New York to see her second show of drawings and watercolors at 291. “A few weeks after I returned to Texas, photographs of me came,” she recalled. “In my excitement at such pictures of myself I took them to school and held them up for my class to see. They were surprised and astonished too. Nothing like that had come into our world before.” The notion that an expressive portrait might be made without including the sitter’s face was indeed novel.
Alfred Stieglitz; by descent to his wife, Georgia O'Keeffe, Abiquiu, New Mexico
Art Gallery of New South Wales. "Alfred Stieglitz: The Lake George Years," June 10, 2010–August 15, 2010.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand," November 8, 2010–April 10, 2011.
Stieglitz, Alfred. Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portrait by Alfred Stieglitz. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978. pl. 2.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set. Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2002. no. 460.
Annear, Judy. Alfred Stieglitz: The Lake George Years. Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2010. p. 67.