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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Katharine Dudley/1922,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed June 23, 2024).

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Katharine Dudley was a teacher and artist who may have met O’Keeffe through their association with the Columbia University Teachers College.

“ . . . All day yesterday I tried to make some Palladios. Slaved all day. Some mean negatives. Just three or four—dense—fogged-over. I hate to have any negative beat me. And all summer I’ve been trying to coax these beauties into giving me at least one usable print. The foolishness of it. A silent fight between us. I feel the negatives will have the better of the argument. I am finally letting myself be counted ‘Out.’ It’s just a picture of legs at that—Katharine Dudley’s. And the new Davidson.—Interesting ideas—& a rather new treatment.—Isn’t one a fool?” (Stieglitz to Rebecca Strand, 23 August 1922 [YCAL]).

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:

possibly 1923, New York (nos. 12–15, as Katharine Dudley, 1922)


by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 93 C


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. 717.

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