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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Emil C. Zoler/1917,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed May 15, 2021).

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  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Emil C. Zoler
    1917, printed 1924/1937
    gelatin silver print
    Key Set Number 462


Emil Zoler, an artist who met Stieglitz through Marsden Hartley in 1909, helped hang exhibitions at 291, the Intimate Gallery, and An American Place. He was a frequent visitor to Lake George in the 1920s and 1930s.

“I didn’t tell you that this afternoon I set Zoler ripping down more shelving in the old little room—& ripping down the remaining burlap —. I made a photograph of him—he enjoyed the job—& I enjoyed the destruction—& his enjoyment.—The place looks as if it had been raped by the terrible Germans!” (Stieglitz to Georgia O’Keeffe, 24 June 1917, as quoted in Sarah Greenough and Juan Hamilton, Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs & Writings [Washington, 1983], 202).


by Alfred Stieglitz, center verso, in graphite: White

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left, in graphite: Treated by Steichen 1949; lower left verso: 37 C

by later hand, center right verso, in graphite: W; lower center verso: K 37 C; lower right verso: H / K


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, February 3–May 8, 1983; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 17–August 14, 1983; The Art Institute of Chicago, October 18, 1983–January 3, 1984
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 62.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 461.
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