Alfred Stieglitz

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz

Profession: Photographer

United States of America

Biography: Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer who is credited with having had photography be accepted as an art form in its own right. He was also known for promoting avant-garde European artists in the United States, particularly through the art galleries that he ran in New York City.

His early fascination with photography grew into an obsession that dictated the course of his life. He won his first prize in 1887 with the magazine Amateur Photographer for his photograph 'The Last Joke, Bellagio.' Subsequently he would continue his own photography while championing the cause of his chosen artform.

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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