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Alfred Stieglitz Lifetime Exhibitions

Janet Blyberg

This history surveys more than 180 exhibitions from Stieglitz’s first known show in 1888 to his death in 1946. Information has been compiled from a number of sources, the most important of which is Stieglitz’s own collection of exhibition catalogues now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. His scrapbooks of catalogues, awards, and press clippings in the Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O’Keeffe Archive, Yale Center for American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, were also a valuable source, along with collections at George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York; Library of Congress, Washington; Boston Public Library; Royal Photographic Society, Bath; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Listed are all known exhibitions of Stieglitz’s work, compiled from these sources as well as from a survey of exhibition reviews and announcements in major American, Austrian, British, Canadian, French, and German periodicals. While major exhibitions of lantern slides at the Society of Amateur Photographers of New York or the Camera Club of New York are included, traveling loan exhibitions of slides by members of the Society of Amateur Photographers of New York or the Camera Club of New York at other camera clubs are not.

Each exhibition reference notes the venue, title, sponsor, and dates of the exhibition, if known. If a catalogue or checklist of works exists, the titles and dates of works exhibited by Stieglitz, along with catalogue numbers, are transcribed (translations are within brackets). Selected reviews that mention Stieglitz’s work or provide information about the exhibition are referenced. Pertinent details gleaned from those reviews, such as the type of prints exhibited, awards given, or souvenir catalogues published, are also included.

A dagger () following the list of exhibited works indicates unpublished installation photographs. A double dagger (††) indicates an exhibition review that reproduces installation photographs.

Originally published 2002; minor adaptations have been made for the presentation of this text online.