Alfred Stieglitz

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Birthday
1, 1864
Birthplace
Hoboken, NJ
Death Date
Jul 13, 1946 (82)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1864
Birthplace
Hoboken, NJ
Death Date
Jul 13, 1946 (82)

About

Pioneering American photographer who helped to establish photography as an accepted art form. Ran many famous New York art galleries in the early 20th century.

Before Fame

He was awarded the first-place prize by British magazine Amateur Photographer for "The Last Joke, Bellagio," which garnered him breakthrough notoriety.

Trivia

His most famous photographs included "Winter-Fifth Avenue" from 1893, "The Terminal" from 1893, and "The Steerage" from 1907.

Family Life

He was born in New Jersey to German-Jewish parents and studied mechanical engineering in Berlin. His second marriage was to the acclaimed painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

Associated With

His works were featured alongside Claude Monet's in a 1912 exhibition of modern art.