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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Charles H. Caffin/probably 1915,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed March 28, 2023).

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Born in England and educated at Oxford University, the art critic Charles Caffin immigrated to the United States in 1897. He soon began writing articles on photography in the New York Evening Post and later the New York Sun. His 1901 book Photography as a Fine Art was praised as one of the first serious works on the aesthetics of the medium by an art critic. A regular contributor to Camera Work throughout its entire run (1903–1917), Caffin wrote more articles for the periodical than anyone else.

Lifetime Exhibitions

A print from the same negative—perhaps a photograph from the Gallery’s collection—appeared in the following exhibition(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

possibly 1921, New York (no. 41, as Charles H. Caffin, 1911)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: Chas. H. Caffin

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 50 E


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

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O'Keeffe, Georgia
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 404.
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