Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portrait

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Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portrait


Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864 - 1946)




United States (Place created)




Palladium print


19.4 x 23.6 cm (7 5/8 x 9 5/16 in.)


© J. Paul Getty Trust

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During the first decades of the twentieth century, Stieglitz was the undisputed leader of the idea that a photograph could be art. He made more than three hundred photographs of the painter Georgia O'Keeffe between 1917 and 1937, focusing on various parts of her body–head, breasts, hands, and torso. These intimate pictures express something of O'Keeffe's spirit while reflecting Stieglitz's love for his art and his muse.

Two Lives: O'Keeffe by Stieglitz 1917 - 1923 (June 30 to September 13, 1992)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, (Malibu), June 30 to September 13, 1992
In the American Grain (February 8 to May 5, 1996)
  • Seattle Art Museum, (Seattle), February 8 to May 5, 1996
The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000 (April 22 to August 22, 1999)
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, (New York), April 22 to August 22, 1999
In Focus: The Nude (October 9, 2007 to February 24, 2008)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 9, 2007 to February 24, 2008

Bry, Doris. Alfred Stieglitz, Photographer (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts; New York, N.Y.: Distributed by October House, 1965) pl. 14, dated 1918.

Stieglitz, Alfred. Georgia O'Keeffe, a Portrait by Alfred Stieglitz: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York: The Museum, 1978) pl. 29.

Greenough, Sarah and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz, Photographs & Writings (Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1983) pl. 39, dated 1919.