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