Item #27963 ICY NIGHT, 1898. Alfred Stieglitz.

ICY NIGHT, 1898:

New York: Alfred Stieglitz, 1903. Stieglitz, Alfred. Hand-pulled photogravure, 5 1/16 X 6 5/16 inches [12.86 x 16.03 cm] printed on wove paper stock, 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches [29.85x 20.96 cm]. Archivally matted on rag board with a window overmat. Fine. Item #27963

The image is a fine full-tone photogravure from CAMERA WORK 4, 1903, and was produced as part of an advertisement for Goerz Lenses.

Alfred Stieglitz (1864 - 1946) was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1881, his father moved the family to Europe to provide a better education for the children. Alfred studied mechanical engineering in Berlin, and in 1883, switched to chemistry under the tutelage of Herman W. Vogel, a noted photo-chemist. Stieglitz bought his first camera, making photographs on his travels through Europe until he returned to New York in 1890, where he spent the next five years working in a photoengraving company, perfecting photomechanical processes. He was elected to The Linked Ring in 1894, the first American member. He joined the Camera Club of New York and in 1897, founded and edited their publication, Camera Notes. In 1902, he left Camera Notes and founded the Photo-Secession, an exclusive group of photographers. By December of 1902, he published the first issue of Camera Work, the most elaborate publication devoted to photography as a fine art. Through his publications, various galleries, and organizations, Stieglitz introduced modern artists, writers and photographers.

Price: $3,000.00

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