From the Back Window – 291

Artist: Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York)

Date: 1915

Medium: Platinum print

Dimensions: 25.1 x 20.2 cm (9 7/8 x 7 15/16 in.)

Classification: Photographs

Credit Line: Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949

Accession Number: 49.55.35


At the turn of the century, Stieglitz's duties as gallery owner, publisher, editor, and promoter left him little time to photograph. When the mood struck him, however, which began to happen with some frequency about 1915, he did not look far afield but photographed his colleagues at the gallery and the view from his window with a modernist rigor exceeded only by Strand.