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The Two Families
The Two Families, c. 1910
Gertrude Käsebier, American
Platinum print
Sheet: 5 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches (13.7 x 28.6 cm)
Gift of William Innes Homer, 1986
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Gertrude Käsebier, Photographer
March 27, 1993 - May 30, 1993
Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934) was a key figure in the American fine-art photography movement at the turn of the century. Featured in the first and tenth issues (1903, 1905) of Alfred Stieglitz's influential Camera Work, Käsebier's work helped define the aesthetic of the Photo-Secession group. Her allegories, genre scenes, and landscapes were widely admired, as were the portraits she made in her Fifth Avenue studio. This exhibition of approximately forty prints, organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, surveys the range and variety of Käsebier's achievement, giving new emphasis to the work she made after 1910.


Barbara L. Michaels
Martha Chahroudi


Museum of Modern Art, New York
Philadelphia Museum of Art


Stieglitz Gallery, Ground Floor

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