The World through a Master's Lens: Sarah Greenough Hopes a New Exhibit Will Introduce the Public to the Extraordinarily Wide Influence That Alfred Stieglitz Had on American Art and Photography. (Picture Profile)
Goode, Stephen, Insight on the News
Alfred Stieglitz: Self-portrait, likely taken in 1911.
Sarah Greenough: Curator of photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington. Curator of current Stieglitz exhibition at the National Gallery and author of Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set.
Born: May 25, 1951; Boston.
Family: Husband, Nicolai Cikovsky, former senior curator of American and British painting at the National Gallery; daughter, Sophie.
Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.A.; University of New Mexico, M.A. and Ph.D. "When I went to New Mexico, it was the only place you could study the history of photography within art history. Now you can do it anywhere."
Career: Served as guest curator of shows at the National Gallery of Art and worked on an earlier exhibition of Stieglitz, as well as on shows of such other great photographers as Walker Evans and on an exhibition covering 150 years of photography. In 2001 she was curator of the National Gallery's splendid Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries.
National Gallery of Art curator Sarah Greenough put together the gallery's splendid, just-published, two-volume catalogue Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set, which presents 1,642 of the master photographer's photographs. She's also the curator of a fine new exhibit of 102 of Stieglitz's photos, Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown, which is on display at the National Gallery in Washington until Sept. 2.
Stieglitz, who was born in Hoboken, N.J., in 1864 and died in 1946 in New York, was one of America's great photographers. He also was enormously influential in the development of American art in general.
Stieglitz cultivated friendships with such artists as the sculptor Auguste Rodin and brought the works of contemporary Europeans such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse to this country …
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Publication information: Article title: The World through a Master's Lens: Sarah Greenough Hopes a New Exhibit Will Introduce the Public to the Extraordinarily Wide Influence That Alfred Stieglitz Had on American Art and Photography. (Picture Profile). Contributors: Goode, Stephen - Author. Magazine title: Insight on the News. Volume: 18. Issue: 25 Publication date: July 15, 2002. Page number: 36+. © 1999 News World Communications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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