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Alfred Stieglitz, Revisited; A National Gallery of Art exhibit spotlights 'the single most important figure in American art in the first half of the 20th century.'
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Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Visual artists; Photography; Art exhibits -- Stieglitz, Alfred
Author: Meisler, Stanley
Date: Jan 27, 2001
Start Page: F.1
Section: Calendar; PART- F; PART-; Entertainment Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

To prove this, [Sarah Greenough] has put together an exhibition that combines [Alfred Stieglitz]'s photographs with the paintings, watercolors, drawings and photos of his American disciples and of the European masters that he championed. Stieglitz and his tiny galleries introduced Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Rousseau, Paul Cezanne and Constantin Brancusi to America.

Also reconstructed is a temporary installation that Stieglitz photographed in 1915: A Georges Braque Cubist collage and a Picasso Cubist drawing on either side of an African carving. Greenough has even placed a wasp's nest in the display just as Stieglitz did. But she could not track down the Braque collage in the photo. Instead she substituted the only work by Braque that she and her staff could both lay their hands on and prove actually hung in a 291 exhibit.

"291 Picasso-Braque Exhibition," a 1915 platinum print, part of an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.; [Georgia O'Keeffe]'s "Cow's Skull With Calico Roses" (1931).; Alfred Stieglitz, "Self-Portrait" (1907).; 2 photos Henri Matisse's "Nude in the Forest" (1906), left, and [Charles Demuth]'s "My Egypt" (1927); Alfred Stieglitz was an early champion of these artists and many other notable artistic figures of the 20th century.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art

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