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Born January 1, 1864 Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
Died July 13, 1946 (aged 82)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Known for Photography
Spouse(s) Georgia O’Keeffe
(m. 1924; his death 1946)
Alfred Stieglitz (January 1, 1864 – July 13, 1946) was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz was 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 U.S. He was married to painter Georgia O’Keeffe.
In 1881, Edward Stieglitz sold his company for US$400,000 and moved his family to Europe for the next several years so that his children would receive a better education. Alfred Stieglitz enrolled in the Realgymnasium in Karlsruhe. The next year, Stieglitz studied mechanical engineering at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin. He enrolled in a chemistry class taught by Hermann Wilhelm Vogel, a scientist and researcher, who worked on the chemical processes for developing photographs. In Vogel, Stieglitz found both the academic challenge he needed and an outlet for his growing artistic and cultural interests. He received an allowance of $1,200 (equivalent to $29,781 in 2016) a month.
“Marvelous video! Stieglitz has a prophetic flash of insight while on holiday and in his portraits of O’Keefe, he practically deifies the artist’s hands – positively other worldly – must see!”