Musée d'Orsay: Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), Gift of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), Gift of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation

Alfred StieglitzGeorgia O'Keeffe© Musée d'Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt
In 2003, the Musée d'Orsay received twenty-two prints from the artist's fund as a gift from the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. This exceptional gift will allow the art of this immense creator to be represented at last in French collections. After the artist's death, his widow, the painter Georgia O'Keeffe, was anxious to preserve and emphasise the prints by distributing them among the greatest American museums. The Musée d'Orsay is the only European museum, with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, to have received a gift from the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. The donation mainly highlights the "pure" photography of the modern period, the richest in Stieglitz's work and the least known in Europe. It thus completes the series of heliogravures, published in the review Camera Work, that belongs to his pictorialist period.

(About sixty prints in all.)


Françoise Heilbrun, assisted by Saskia Ooms

Exhibition organised as part of the Mois de la Photo à Paris, November 2004


48/14, La revue du musée d'Orsay, issue # 19, Autumn 2004
Musée d'Orsay / Réunion des musées nationaux
€ 11

Exhibition catalogue
Alfred Stieglitz
Heilbrun Françoise
5 continents / Musée d'Orsay
€ 10

19 October 2004 - 16 January 2005
Musée d'Orsay

Graphic galleries ground floor, on the side of the Rue de Lille

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