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John Marin

A work made of platinum print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of platinum print.




Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946) and Edward Steichen (American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973)
printed by Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946)

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.


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Alfred Stieglitz


John Marin


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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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.)

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Alfred Stieglitz Collection

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