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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Arthur B. Carles/1912,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed July 02, 2020).


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A close friend of Edward Steichen and a member of his secessionist group, the “New Society of American Artists in Paris,” Arthur Carles had studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1901 to 1907. Through Steichen’s patronage Carles was included in the March 1910 exhibition at 291, “The Younger American Painters,” praised in Camera Work as a presentation of the “common disciples of Matisse” (30 [April 1910], 54). Stieglitz exhibited twenty-six landscapes, still lifes, and figure studies by Carles at 291 from 17 January to 3 February 1912. Carles taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1917 to 1925 and remained close to Stieglitz into the 1920s.

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. 31, as Arthur B. Carles, 1914)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, center, in graphite: Arthur B. Carles / 1913 / at "291"; lower center verso: Arthur B. Carles, 1912

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 45 D


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. 375.
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