Correspondence to Charles Van Wyck Brooks, 1939.
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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....
Charles Van Wyck Brooks was the son of American writer Van Wyck and Eleanor Stimson Brooks, born in California in 1912. After attending Williston Academy in Massachusetts, he attended Harvard University. Charles spent his post-college years traveling, engaging in literary work for the Federal Writers Project and translating the private journals of Henri Frederic Amiel (published 1935). In 1936, he married young modernist painter Inez Helena Seibert, and the two lived in France for several years ...