EDWARD STEICHEN


About Edward Steichen

Born in Luxembourg in 1879, Steichen immigrated to America as a baby and by the turn of the century, he had gained a reputation for his work in photography. Early in his career, Steichen was closely associated with a soft-focus style of photography called pictorialism. Gradually, however, Steichen abandoned this style in favor of straight photography, articulating a stronger sense of design and clean, uncluttered images and compositions. Steichen's early career was dedicated to promoting new art movements. He advocated photography as a form European Modernism, maintaining that it was capable of interpretation and expression. During the interwar period, Steichen worked for Conde Nast publications, including Vogue and Vanity Fair, gaining fame for his penetrating, straight-forward portraits of celebrities. After WWII, Steichen became the director of the Department of Photgraphy at the MoMA in New York, where he worked until 1962.
Edward Steichen, Marlene Dietrich, New York, 19321
Edward Steichen, Lotus, Mt. Kisco, New York, 1915 2
EDWARD STEICHEN, Joan Crawford, Dress by Schiaparelli, 19323
 Edward Steichen, Colette, 19354
Edward Steichen, George Washington Bridge, New York, 1931 5
Greta Garbo, Greta Garbo, Hollywood, 19286
EDWARD STEICHEN, Isadora Duncan at the Portal of the Parthenon, Athens, Greece, 19217
Edward Stiechen, The Pond - Moonrise, Mamaronek, New York, 19048
EDWARD STEICHEN, Gary Cooper, Hollywood, 19309