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Edward Steichen, photographed by Fred Holland Day
Edward Steichen, photographed by Fred Holland Day

Edward Steichen (March 27, 1879March 25, 1973) was an American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator, born in Bivange, Luxembourg. His family moved to the United States in 1881 and he became a naturalized citizen in 1900. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 304 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (443 × 874 pixel, file size: 117 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 304 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (443 × 874 pixel, file size: 117 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Fred Holland Day (July 8, 1864 - November 12, 1933) was a noted photographer and publisher. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Photography [fәtɑgrәfi:],[foʊtɑgrәfi:] is the process of recording pictures by means of capturing light on a light-sensitive medium, such as a film or electronic sensor. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... Bivange (Luxembourgish: Béiweng, German: Bivingen) is a small town in the commune of Roeser, in southern Luxembourg. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ... Ğ: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ...


Having established himself as a fine art painter in the beginning of the 20th century, Steichen assumed the pictorialist approach in photography and proved himself a master of it. In 1905, Steichen helped create the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession with Alfred Stieglitz. After World War I, during which he commanded the photographic division of the American Expeditionary Forces, he reverted to straight photography, gradually moving into fashion photography. Steichen's 1938 photo of actress Greta Garbo -- below, featured on the Life cover of 10 January 1955 -- is recognized as one of the definitive portraits of Garbo. Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste (SOED 1991). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Pictorialism was a photographic movement in vogue from around 1885 following the widespread introduction of the dry-plate process, and reached its height in the early years of the 20th century and declined rapidly after 1914. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession (later known as 291) was a tiny fine art photography gallery in New York City created and run by Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen from November 1905 to 1917. ... He was a loser. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Officers of the American Expeditionary Forces and the Baker mission The American Expeditionary Force or AEF was the United States military forces in World War I. The AEF helped the French defend the Western Front during the Aisne Offensive in May. ... Pure photography refers to photography that attempts to depict a scene as realistically and objectively as permitted by the medium, renouncing the use of manipulation. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Photographer. ... Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990) was a Swedish-born actress during Hollywoods silent film period and part of its Golden Age. ... Philippe Halsmans famous portrait of Marilyn Monroe Life generally refers to two American magazines: A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936; A publication created by Time founder Henry Luce in 1936, with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ...


During World War II, he served as Director of the Naval Photographic Institute. His war documentary The Fighting Lady won the 1945 Academy Award for Best Documentary. After the war, Steichen served until 1962 as the Director of Photography at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... The Fighting Lady (1944) is an Academy Award winning documentary/propaganda film produced by the U.S. Navy. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about the museum in New York City. ...


Among other accomplishments, Steichen is appreciated for creating The Family of Man in 1955, a vast exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art consisting of over 500 photos that depicted life, love and death in 68 countries. Steichen's brother-in-law, Carl Sandburg, wrote the introduction for the exhibition catalog (ISBN 0-8109-6169-5). As had been Steichen's wish, the exhibition was donated to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is now permanently housed in the Luxembourg town of Clervaux. [1] Migrant Mother (1936), Dorothea Lange The Family of Man was a photography exhibit curated by Edward Steichen first shown in 1955 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Carl Sandburg in 1955 Carl August Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American poet, historian, novelist, balladeer, and folklorist. ... District Diekirch Canton Clervaux Area 25. ...


Recently a show of early color photographies by Edward Steichen has also been held at Mudam Luxembourg. Mudam (main hall), the opening day Mudam is the shortened name of the Musée dart moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Modern Art Museum Grand-Duc Jean), on the Kirchberg plateau in the city of Luxembourg in Luxembourg. ...

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The Pond-Moonlight

Steichen's The Pond-Moonlight

In February of 2006, a copy of Steichen's early pictorialist photograph, The Pond-Moonlight (1904), sold for the highest price ever paid for a photograph at auction, U.S. $2.9 million. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 744 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 1238 pixel, file size: 280 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is in the public domain in the United States. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 744 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 1238 pixel, file size: 280 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is in the public domain in the United States. ... The Pond—Moonlight by Edward Steichen, 1904 The Pond—Moonlight is a pictorialist photograph by Edward Steichen. ... The Pond—Moonlight by Edward Steichen, 1904 The Pond—Moonlight is a pictorialist photograph by Edward Steichen. ...


Steichen took the photograph in Mamaroneck, New York near the home of his friend, art critic Charles Caffin. The photo features a wooded area and pond, with moonlight appearing between the trees and reflecting on the pond. While the print appears to be a color photograph, the first true color photographic process, the autochrome process, was not available until 1907. Steichen created the impression of color by manually applying layers of light-sensitive gums to the paper. In 1904, only a few photographers were using this experimental approach. Only three known versions of the Pond-Moonlight are still in existence and, as a result of the hand-layering of the gums, each is unique. In addition to the auctioned print, the other two versions are held in museum collections. The extraordinary sale price of the print is, in part, attributable to its one-of-a-kind character and to its rarity.[2] Mamaroneck, New York may refer to two places in New York: The Town of Mamaroneck, a town in Westchester County The Village of Mamaroneck, a village partially within the town This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Autochrome Lumière is an early color photography process. ...

Edward Steichen portrait of Greta Garbo

Image File history File linksMetadata EdwardSteichenLife01101955. ... Image File history File linksMetadata EdwardSteichenLife01101955. ... Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990) was a Swedish-born actress during Hollywoods silent film period and part of its Golden Age. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.luxembourg.co.uk/clervaux.html
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4715106.stm

Further reading

  • Edward Steichen (1955). The family of man: the greatest photographic exhibition of all time. New York: Published for the Museum of Modern Art by Maco Pub. Co. 
  • Anne Cohen DePietro and Mary Anne Goley (2003). Eduard Steichen: Four Paintings in Context. New York: Hollis Taggart Galleries. 
  • Joel Smith (1999). Edward Steichen: The Early Years. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 

External links

  • Edward J. Steichen Online
  • Edward Steichen Photographs
  • bloom! Experiments in color photography by Edward Steichen at Mudam

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