Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen

Anna with Mirror

Gum bichromate print

Private Collection

b. 1866, Dresden
d. 1944, Birgitz

Anna with Mirror
1902
Anna with Mirror
Meadow with Trees

Tri-color gum bichromate print

Private Collection

b. 1866, Dresden
d. 1944, Birgitz

Meadow with Trees
1897
Meadow with Trees
Nude (Mary Warner)

Platinum print

Collection Alexander Spuller
Courtesy of Galerie Johannes Faber
 

b. 1866, Dresden
d. 1944, Birgitz

Nude (Mary Warner)
ca. 1907
Nude (Mary Warner)

Bromoil transfer print on tissue

Private Collection, New York

b. 1866, Dresden
d. 1944, Birgitz

Study in Tonal Values III (Mary Warner)
1908

Platinum print

The Metropolitan Museum of  Art, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933 (33.43.87)
Photograph © The Metropolitan Museum of  Art, Art Resource, NY

b. 1865, New York
d. 1936, Munich

Alfred Stieglitz, Heinrich Kuehn, and Edward Steichen Admiring the Work of Frank Eugene
1907
Edeltrude and Lotte

Autochrome

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Bildarchiv, Vienna
Photograph ©Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Bildarchiv, Vienna
 

b. 1866, Dresden
d. 1944, Birgitz

Edeltrude and Lotte
1912-13
Edeltrude and Lotte
Mary Warner and Edeltrude on the Brow of a Hill

Autochrome

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gilman Collection, Purchase, Mrs. Walter Annenberg Foundation Gift, 2005 (2005.100.370)
© Estate of Heinrich Kuehn/Courtesy of Galerie Kicken Berlin
Photograph © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Resource, NY

b. 1866, Dresden
d. 1944, Birgitz

Mary Warner and Edeltrude on the Brow of a Hill
ca. 1910
Mary Warner and Edeltrude on the Brow of a Hill
Still-Life with Violets

Autochrome

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Bildarchiv, Vienna
Photograph © Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Bildarchiv, Vienna
 

b. 1866, Dresden
d. 1944, Birgitz

Still-Life with Violets
ca. 1908
Still-Life with Violets
Still-Life with Fruit Bowl

Multiple oil transfer print

Private Collection, Innsbruck

b. 1866, Dresden
d. 1944, Birgitz

Still-Life with Fruit Bowl
ca. 1909
Still-Life with Fruit Bowl

Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen

April 26-August 27, 2012

The Neue Galerie New York will present “Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen,” an exhibition focusing on the luminous work of this important Austrian photographer. The organizing curator for the project is Dr. Monika Faber, a distinguished scholar of photography.

"Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle" aims to situate Kuehn with regard to both the Viennese avant-garde and the international development of photography as an art form. It explores the close friendship among Kuehn and major American photographers Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen.

The early pictorial work of photographer Heinrich Kuehn (1866–1944) was highly influential in turn-of-the-century circles; his work was exhibited at the Vienna Secession. Gradually, Kuehn incorporated the influence of his peers, and moved in the direction of Modernist photography. He was also among the first important photographers to create color images. Photographic prints and autochromes by Kuehn will be included in the exhibition.