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 × 23.6 cm (7 5/8 × 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.