About this artwork
Along with fellow Photo-Secessionists and avant-garde European artists, Stieglitz also began to promote the work of a new generation of American painters at his gallery. He made portraits of many of them as well, as seen here in the images of John Marin, Arthur Dove, and Marsden Hartley. While utterly modern in approach, these photographs hearken back to the work of both David Octavius Hill and Julia Margaret Cameron—whom Stieglitz had discovered only a few years earlier—with figures emerging from massed, shadowy backgrounds.
For more on the Alfred Stieglitz collection at the Art Institute, along with in-depth object information, please visit the website: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection.
- Currently Off View
- Photography and Media
- Alfred Stieglitz
- John Marin
- United States (Artist's nationality)
- Made 1910
- Platinum print
- Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on second mount, lower left, in graphite: "34B"
- Image/paper: 23.7 × 18.3 cm (9 3/8 × 7 1/4 in.); First mount: 24.6 × 19.1 cm (9 11/16 × 7 9/16 in.); Second mount: 50.5 × 37.8 cm (19 15/16 × 14 15/16 in.)
- Alfred Stieglitz Collection