EDWARD STEICHEN (1879-1973)

EDWARD STEICHEN Edward Jean Steichen (1879-1973) was a Luxembourgian American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator. Steichen was the most frequently featured photographer in Alfred Stieglitz' groundbreaking magazine Camera Work during its run from 1903 to 1917. Together Stieglitz and Steichen opened the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession, which eventually became known as 291 after its address.

His photos of gowns for the magazine Art et Décoration in 1911 are regarded as the first modern fashion photographs ever published. From 1923 to 1938, Steichen was a photographer for the Condé Nast magazines Vogue and Vanity Fair while also working for many advertising agencies including J. Walter Thompson. During these years, Steichen was regarded as the best known and highest paid photographer in the world. In 1944, he directed the war documentary The Fighting Lady, which won the 1945 Academy Award for Best Documentary. After World War II, Steichen was Director of the Department of Photography at New York's Museum of Modern Art until 1962. While at MoMA, he curated and assembled the exhibit The Family of Man, which was seen by nine million people.

EDWARD STEICHEN
Colette
silver gelatin print
13 x 10 1/4 in.
EDWARD STEICHEN
Anne Harding
silver gelatin print
13 x 10 1/2 in.
EDWARD STEICHEN
Walden Pond
silver gelatin print
9 x 13 in.
EDWARD STEICHEN
Eugene O'Niell
silver gelatin print
13 x 10 in.
EDWARD STEICHEN
Miss Fanny Haven Wickes
silver gelatin print
9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.
EDWARD STEICHEN
Improvisation: "George Washington"
silver gelatin print
9 x 7 1/4 in.
EDWARD STEICHEN
Gloria Swanson
silver gelatin print
13 x 10 1/4 in.
EDWARD STEICHEN
Life Mask Of Abraham Lincoln
silver gelatin print
13 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.
EDWARD STEICHEN
Carl Sandburg
black and white photograph
12 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.
EDWARD STEICHEN
Carl Sandburg
silver gelatin print
10 1/4 x 13 in.
EDWARD STEICHEN
Self Portrait With Photographic Paraphernalia
silver gelatin print
13 1/4x 8 3/4 in.
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