Still Life with Fruit

A work made of photogravure.

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  • A work made of photogravure.

Date:

1910

Artist:

Heinrich Kühn
Austrian, born Germany, 1866–1944

About this artwork

A vocal advocate for photography as an art form, Heinrich Kühn belonged to a variety of camera clubs and explored new photographic techniques and processes in his native Vienna. The noted American photographer, gallerist, and editor Alfred Stieglitz—who became a close friend and colleague—exhibited Kühn’s photographs at his Gallery 291 and published them in his journal, Camera Work, as a demonstration of artistic accomplishment in photography. Here Kühn gave painterly effect to the classic still life by printing it as a photogravure. The photogravure process uses ink rather than the more common chemicals and was prized by Stieglitz’s circle for its soft, matte surface and rich range of tones.


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

Heinrich Kühn

Title

Still Life with Fruit

Origin

Austrian

Date

1910

Medium

Photogravure

Dimensions

16.8 × 23.1 cm (image); 23 × 33.8 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.865

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