Hodge Kirnon

Alfred Stieglitz American

Not on view

One of the least well known and most beautiful of Stieglitz's portraits, this photograph depicts Hodge Kirnon, a man Stieglitz saw in passing every day. When preparing to close his historic gallery "291" in 1917 as a result of World War I, Stieglitz assessed his work and life and saw that Kirnon--who operated the elevator that transported the gallery's visitors, its critics, and its provocative modern art--had been a true fellow passenger on the momentous trip.

Hodge Kirnon, Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York), Palladium print

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