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Portrait of John Marin

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Portrait of John Marin

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Alfred Stieglitz
American, 1864–1946

Date

1922

Medium

Platinum print

Accession #

1977.64

Dimensions

9 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Alfred Stieglitz was at the forefront of artistic trends and used his influence to encourage and support emerging artists and their creative innovations. This portrait of John Marin, a leading figure of American modernism who worked primarily in watercolor, reveals the close friendship between the two artists. The photo’s soft focus enhances its intimacy and is in many ways a return to Stieglitz’s pictorialist or painterly roots while maintaining the purist photography doctrine he later adopted. Stieglitz and his wife, Georgia O’Keeffe, were some of Marin’s closet artistic allies, and they amassed a large number of his works in their personal collection.

Credit

Purchase with bequest of Charles Donald Belcher

Image Copyright

(C) 2006 The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York