Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1864-01-01
Death 1946-07-13
Americans
English, German

Biographical notes:

Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer, founder of the Photo-Secession Group, gallery owner, and editor and publisher of photography magazines, most notably, Camera Work. Frank Hermann was an American painter, who spent most of his career in Germany, where he associated with several avant-garde art groups. Childhood friends, Stieglitz and Herrmann were schoolmates, spent time together when Stieglitz was in Europe, and visited each other in the United States when Herrmann returned in 1919.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1938. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 651707106

Painter; New York, N.Y., Lake George, N.Y. and Abiquiu, N.M.

From the description of [Georgia O'Keeffe] [graphic] / Alfred Stieglitz. 1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220205022

Aron M. Mathieu was the founder and publisher of Minicam Photography (founded in 1937 and later renamed Modern Photography). In 1942 Mathieu met the photographer Alfred Stieglitz and as a result of that meeting obtained Stieglitz's complete set of Camera Work.

From the guide to the Stieglitz-Mathieu. Correspondence, 1943-1945, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)

Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer, editor, publisher, patron and dealer. He was born on January 1, 1864 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was known worldwide as a pioneer in modern photography and his work helped to establish photography as a popular medium of fine art in New York in the beginning of the twentieth century. Stieglitz died on July 13, 1946 in New York.

From the description of Alfred Stieglitz autochrome, 1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367869028

Biographical statements can be found in the finding aid for the Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe Archive [YCAL MSS 85] .

From the guide to the Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe collection, circa 1893-[ongoing], (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Carl Zigrosser first met Alfred Stieglitz in "291" around 1913-1914. Stieglitz took a friendly interest in the young print dealer, and Zigrosser made himself a useful assistant to the famous artist. Zigrosser became a frequent visitor to Stieglitz' galleries, a dinner companion in New York City, and a sometime visitor to Lake George. As Stieglitz aged, Zigrosser was a level-head willing to take care of some of the business details Stieglitz refused to address -- such as the disposition of his photgraphy library, his collection of historic photographs and, ultimately, Stieglitz' personal collection of important contemporary art.

From the description of Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1911-1958. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 192002727

Epithet: of Schlangenbad

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000444.0x0001ef

American photographer.

From the description of Alfred Stieglitz notes, 1915 Nov. 15. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 83858257

From the description of Letters : New York, 1935 Nov. 7-8. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79089086

Photographer.

From the description of Printed brochure : [n.p.], 1927 Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874867

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), American photographer, publisher, gallery owner, and artists' advocate.

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), American artist.

From the description of Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive, 1728-1986 (bulk 1880-1986). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702149938

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), American artist.

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), American photographer, publisher, gallery owner, and artists' advocate.

From the description of Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive addition, circa 1920-1999. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702198911

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), photographer, publisher, gallery owner, and artists' advocate.

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), American artist.

From the description of Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive, 1728-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82154319

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), photographer, publisher, gallery owner, and artists' advocate.

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), American artist.

From the description of Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe collection, ca. 1893-[ongoing] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78807367

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), photographer, publisher, gallery owner, and artists' advocate.

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), American artist.

From the description of Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe collection, ca. 1893-[ongoing]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702151777

The Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O'Keeffe Archive contains correspondence files, manuscripts, documentary ephemera, photographs, art and realia related to the lives and careers of photographer/publisher/gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1886-1986), his second wife. After Stieglitz's death in 1946, Georgia O'Keeffe sought to collect all of his personal and professional correspondence and papers, clipping files, scrapbooks, exhibition-related material and other documentary evidence. The estate employed two women, Dorothy Norman (through 1949) and Doris Bry (from 1949), on projects to organize the correspondence and other files, and to gather letters (or copies of letters) that Stieglitz had written to others.

In 1948, Carl Van Vechten suggested to O'Keeffe that she place the Stieglitz archive at the Yale University Library, where it would join other important Modernist writers' and artists' papers in the Yale Collection of American Literature. O'Keeffe visited New Haven in April 1949 and subsequently made arrangements for the transfer of the collection. The bulk of the material arrived in shipments received between 1949 and 1953 by way of Doris Bry, who worked with O'Keeffe in New York and New Mexico to organize Stieglitz's files and to help select art and photographs for inclusion in the archive.

To accompany this core group of Stieglitz materials, between 1953 and 1980 the Yale library acquired additional Stieglitz and Stieglitz-related items from various other sources, through gift, purchase or by exchange, including hundreds of letters or copies of letters written by Stieglitz to his many friends, family and associates. In addition, a significant body of Stieglitz family papers was received by the library for the archive as the gift of Flora Stieglitz Straus and Sue Davidson Lowe. (Additional information about the history and scope of the Alfred Stieglitz Papers may be found in an article written by Doris Bry for The Yale University Library Gazette, Vol. 25, no. 4, April 1951). Eventually, the library also acquired many of O'Keeffe's own papers. Portions were received from the artist during her lifetime, and the remainder was transferred to the library in 1992 from the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation, in accordance with the terms of her will.

All of the material acquired between 1949 and 1980, whether from O'Keeffe or the Stieglitz family, or as the result of O'Keeffe's efforts to document Stieglitz's life and work, plus the O'Keeffe papers transferred to the library by the O'Keeffe Foundation after her death, were combined by the library to create the Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O'Keeffe Archive. (Other Stieglitz, O'Keeffe and Stieglitz/O'Keeffe-related materials acquired since 1980 are treated as separately cataloged, corollary accessions, not as part of the archive.)

Over the years, library staff as well as O'Keeffe's personal assistants listed or otherwise arranged portions of the Stieglitz papers, but the archive as a whole was not processed and listed until 1994-96. It is now organized into three distinct subgroups: Alfred Stieglitz Papers (Series I-VII), the Georgia O'Keeffe Papers (Series VIII-X), and the Stieglitz Family Papers (Series XI) and fully described in a single register for the Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O'Keeffe Archive (YCAL MSS 85).

From the guide to the Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive, 1728-1986, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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