About This Artwork

Alfred Stieglitz
American, 1864–1946

Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918

Palladium print
24.3 x 19.4 (image); 25.1 x 20.2 cm (paper)
Inscribed recto, lower center, below image, in graphite: "B4 [four perpendicular lines]"; recto, lower left, left of image, in graphite: "[four diagonal lines]"; inscribed verso, lower center, in graphite: "L / OK24E"

Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949.759

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.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "The Portrait Photograph," January 1-March 2, 1975.

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Platinum Prints from the Permanent Collection," January 15-March 20, 1977. (Kathleen Lamb)

New York, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, "Photography Rediscovered: American Photographs from 1900-1930," September 19-November 25, 1979; travel to Art Institute of Chicago, December 22, 1979-February 4, 1980. (David Travis)

Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection, "Two Lives: Stieglitz and O'Keeffe," December 12, 1992–April 4, 1993; traveled to New York, New York, The IBM Gallery, April 27–June 26, 1993; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, July 17–September 12, 1993; and Houston, Texas, The Museum of Fine Arts, October 2–December 5, 1993.

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Crossing the Line: Photography Reconsidered," January 29–June 4, 2000. (David Travis)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Hot Streaks," February 21–May 2, 2004. (David Travis)

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century," October 31, 2015-March 27, 2016.

Publication History

Travis, David. 1979. "Photography Rediscovered: American Photographs from 1900-1930." Exh. cat. Whitney Museum of American Art. p. 178, fig. 165.

Severson, Douglas G. 2005.“ ‘Treated by Steichen’: The Palladium Prints of Alfred Stieglitz.” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, vol. 31. no. 2. p. 79. fig. 6.

Interpretive Resources

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