The Work of Edward Steichen

Edward Steichen was a photographer who was born in March 27th 1879 and died in 1973. Edward was an American artist known for his photography, paintings, and for being a museum curator that helped turning photography into a recognized art form. Edwards family lived in Michigan, he went to Pio Nono College near his home town in 1888. Edward showed so much talent with drawing that when he graduated he became an apprentice at the lithographing company. Eventually in 1895 he bought a camera and within three years he came out with the work that we can see today.

During his career, Edward organized a Milwaukee Art Students League and became its first president. Steichen did beautiful work that was unique in it’s own way and that captured a lot of people’s eyes. In World War One Edward was in command of aerial photography of the American Expeditionary Force. After his retirement, Steichen settled in Voulangis, France in 1919. He gave up painting and abandoned his style that had won him his fame as an artist.

Working Title/Artist: Edward Steichen: The FlatironDepartment: PhotographsCulture/Period/Location: HB/TOA Date Code: Working Date:
photography by mma, Digital File DP232891.tif
retouched by film and media (jnc) 11_18_10


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