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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Alfred Maurer/1915,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed January 29, 2023).

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Key Set Entry

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  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Alfred Maurer
    1915, printed 1929/1937
    gelatin silver print
    Key Set Number 397
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  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Alfred Maurer
    1915, printed 1924/1937
    gelatin silver print
    Key Set Number 398


In 1908 Edward Steichen asked Alfred Maurer to join his secessionist group, the “New Society of American Artists in Paris,” and in 1909 selected fifteen of Maurer’s oil sketches to be shown at 291, describing them to Stieglitz as “certainly howlers as color [that] ought to make the people that kicked at Matisse feel ashamed of themselves” (undated [Winter 1908], YCAL). Although Maurer’s work was included in the 1910 exhibition of “The Younger American Painters” at 291, Stieglitz never gave him a one-person show. In the last number of Camera Work (49/50 [June 1917], 34) Stieglitz announced his intention to exhibit Maurer’s work at 291, but the gallery closed that same month.

In the background of this photograph and Key Set numbers 394, 395, and 397 is Picasso’s charcoal drawing Head of a Man, 1912 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), exhibited at 291 from 12 to 26 January 1915.

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:

1944, Philadelphia (no. 182, as Alfred H. Maurer, 1915)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, center left verso, in graphite: Alfred Maurer, 1915 / by Stieglitz [underlined]

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 52 D

by later hand, on mount, center right, in graphite: [gov?] 7-1944-358; lower right, in graphite: [gov?]; lower right verso, in graphite: 7-1944-358


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 396.
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