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Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages: 360
  • Illustrations: 785 in full color
  • Format: Hardcover
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  • ISBN: 9780300175882



By Lisa Mintz Messinger

A master photographer, Alfred Stieglitz was also a visionary promoter and an avid collector of American and European art from the first half of the twentieth century. Operating a succession of influential Manhattan galleries for 1905 to 1946, he exhibited many of the most important artists of the era, including Constantin Brancusi, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Francis Picabia, and Pablo Picasso. The collection he assembled of their worksby purchase, gift, and happy accidentwas of exceptional breadth and depth and has been the cornerstone of the Metropolitan Museum's holdings of modern art since 1949.

This volume is the first catalogue of the Metropolitan's unparalleled Alfred Stieglitz Collection: more than four hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints made between the 1880s and the 1940s. After an illuminating introduction that traces the collection's formation and surprising dnouement, thirty-one short essays serve as focused biographies of the dealer and each of the artists he cultivated and collected, demonstrating the intense and often intimate relationships that affected artistic direction, financial well-being (or its opposite), and social and professional prestige. These discussions are enriched by new scholarship, technical analysis, and archival research, and many works in the collection are published here for the first time. Seen together in splendid color reproductions, they present a portrait of a supreme connoisseura man who acted as "midwife" in the creation of twentieth- century art.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"An excellent essaythat charts and dispenses with several misconceptions about Hals and his art."
The New York Times

"Beautifully produced and exhaustively researched suggests the astonishing range of Stieglitzs interests."
Joyce Carol Oates, Times Literary Supplement

"major scholarly catalog."

"While many of the paintings in this collectionare well known, the catalogue also includes full- colour illustrations of hundreds of rarely seen works on paper."
Burlington Magazine

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