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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/J. Nilsen Laurvik/probably 1911,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed July 13, 2020).


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Born in Norway, John Nilsen Laurvik, an art and photography critic who contributed many articles to Camera Work and other periodicals, was also a member of the Photo-Secession. His own work was featured in an “Exhibition of Caricatures in Charcoal by Mr. Marius de Zayas; and Autochromes by Mr. J. Nilsen Laurvik,” held at 291 from 4 to 16 January 1909.

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by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, lower left, in graphite: Laurvik

by later hand, on mount, center verso, in graphite: Laurvik / by A.S.

by later hand, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 91 C


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

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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
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
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 65.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 367.
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