From My Window at An American Place, North

A work made of gelatin silver print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1930/31

Artist:

Alfred Stieglitz
American, 1864–1946

About this artwork

“My first memory of Alfred Stieglitz,” recalled the photographer’s wife, the painter Georgia O’Keeffe, “was on a day in 1908 when . . . I went with two or three other students to see the Rodin drawings at ‘291.’ . . . where a new kind of art was shown—and it was the only place in New York you could see anything like it.” O’Keeffe’s reminiscence suggests the influential character of the work Stieglitz promoted, and of his gallery itself. The photographer operated galleries throughout his life, using them as a platform to present his vision of modern art in America; he also treated his last gallery, An American Place, as a site for artistic creativity in its own right. The Art Institute was one of several major museums to receive gifts from Stieglitz’s collection—via O’Keeffe, his executor—in 1949; these donations often marked (as here) the institutions’ first acquisition of photographs as art.
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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Photography

Artist

Alfred Stieglitz

Title

From My Window at An American Place, North

Origin

United States

Date

1930–1931

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on second mount, lower left, in graphite: "8D"

Dimensions

18.8 x 23.8 cm (image/paper/first mount); 22.8 x 39.5 cm (second mount)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.787

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