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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/George F. Of/1916,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35527 (accessed October 23, 2019).

 

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Remarks

A framemaker whose consummate craftsmanship and elegant designs were admired by Stieglitz, O’Keeffe, and many of the artists associated with them, Of was also a painter. His work was included in the 1916 “Forum Exhibition of Modern American Paintings” at the Anderson Galleries. Of also owned Matisse’s Nude in a Wood, 1906 (Brooklyn Museum of Art), which Sarah Stein purchased, at Of’s request, directly from the artist. He lent the painting to Stieglitz who exhibited it in 1908 at 291. Of made frames for Stieglitz, O’Keeffe, and others associated with his galleries well into the 1940s.

For information about the paintings in the background of this photograph, see Key Set number 431.

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:

1921, New York (no. 40, as Geo. F. Of, 1917)

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, center left verso, in graphite: Geo F. Of 1916 / Exhibition 1921; center verso: Geo. F. Of, 1916 / by Alfred Stieglitz / Only print / Exhibition 1921

by later hand, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 87 - E; lower right verso: 7-1944-403

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
1958
Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, March 16–April 27, 1958
2002
Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, June 2–September 2, 2002; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 6, 2002–January 5, 2003
Bibliography
1958
Bry, Doris. Exhibition of Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1958: pl. 6.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 432.
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