Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York)
24.4 x 19.5 cm (9 5/8 x 7 11/16 in.)
Gift of Georgia O'Keeffe, through the generosity of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and Jennifer and Joseph Duke, 1997
Not on view
Stieglitz's famous photographic cycle of O'Keeffe began in 1917 when she was thirty years old and he was fifty-three, and ended in 1937 when ill-health caused Stieglitz to put down his heavy camera. In over 300 black-and-white photographs—some of them candid shots, many more of them showing her nude and provocatively posed—Stieglitz revealed to the world O'Keeffe's strengths and vulnerabilities, and almost single-handedly defined her public persona for generations to come.
Alfred Stieglitz; by descent to his wife, Georgia O'Keeffe, Abiquiu, New Mexico
Stieglitz, Alfred. Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portrait by Alfred Stieglitz. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978. pl. 15.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set. Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2002. no. 504.