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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.

Date:

1918

Artist:

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.”

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Alfred Stieglitz

Title

Georgia O'Keeffe

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1918

Medium

Palladium print

Inscriptions

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

Dimensions

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.)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.745A

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