Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE (www.oxfordreference.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 02 March 2024

Stieglitz, Alfred (1864–1946). Photographer, gallery director, and collector 

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

Ann Lee Morgan

A crusader for modernism, indispensable for half a century to the visual arts in America, during the 1880s he achieved international recognition for his photography. Wishing to liberate the medium from both scientific literalism and mindless sentimentality, he understood at an early date that despite its mechanical origins, photography could be an art form. He spearheaded the movement for ... ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.