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Alfred Stieglitz

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz

Profession: Photographer

United States of America

Why Famous: Instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form, he is known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to the United States.

Born: January 1, 1864
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: July 13, 1946 (aged 82)

Married Life

  • 1924-12-11 Photographer Alfred Stieglitz (60) marries artist Georgia O'Keeffe (37) in Cliffside Park, New Jersey

Historical Events

  • 1905-11-24 Photographer Alfred Stieglitz opens the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession in Manhattan, New York
  • 1917-04-03 Alfred Stieglitz opens 1st one-person show of Georgia O'Keeffee's work at 291 art gallery in New York

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