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Georgia O'Keeffe

A work made of palladium print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of palladium print.




Alfred Stieglitz
American, 1864–1946

About this artwork

When Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe met, in 1915, he was a celebrated photographer who promoted modern art through his publications and galleries and she, 23 years his junior, was just beginning to gain recognition as a painter. A few years later they entered into a passionate affair, and they eventually married in 1924. Stieglitz felt revitalized by the relationship, and in a growing fascination with seriality he produced over 300 photographs of O’Keeffe to form a kind of composite portrait: in front of her paintings, in isolated fragments, and in the intimate poses of a paramour, as seen here. In 1921 Stieglitz exhibited a print of this image at the Anderson Galleries in New York, in a one-person show that included some 40 portraits of O’Keeffe. Years later, when O’Keeffe looked back at the pictures, she remarked, “It is as if in my one life I have lived many lives.”

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Alfred Stieglitz


Georgia O'Keeffe


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1918


Palladium print


Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, right center, in graphite: Cream [diagonally] [arrow pointing right]; verso, lower center, in graphite: 8 [?/sideways] / K later? / OK / 19E


Image: 24.1 × 19.3 cm (9 1/2 × 7 5/8 in.); Paper: 25.1 × 20.1 cm (9 15/16 × 7 15/16 in.)

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Alfred Stieglitz Collection

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