Item #31705 EARLY MORN. Alfred Stieglitz.


NY: Published for "Camera Notes" by the Publication Committee of the Camera Club, New York, 1899. Stieglitz, Alfred. Hand-pulled photogravure, 5 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches [14.29 x 19.69 cm] printed on copper plate paper, and tipped to a colored stock, 14 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches [37.79 x 27.62 cm]. Archivally matted on rag board with window overmat. Fine. Item #31705

A full-tone photogravure, plate 9, from the portfolio, AMERICAN PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SERIES ONE, which was published for "Camera Notes" by the Publication Committee of the Camera Club, New York. This image was not reproduced in CAMERA NOTES, and is unique to this portfolio as a hand-pulled photogravure. The portfolio was limited to 150 copies. See No. 194 in ALFRED STIEGLITZ: THE KEY SET, by Sarah Greenough.

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: $1,250.00

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