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The Steerage

Alfred Stieglitz
American (United States), 1864-1946
The Steerage 1907, photographed; large format version published 1915
Photogravure on tissue
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern, 1995/2.23


UMMA Collections

Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

The Museum has amassed an important collection of works on paper. Illuminated manuscript leaves from the Middle Ages and Renaissance are complemented by Old Master drawings by Jacques Callot, Il Guercino, and Jacob Jordaens. More recent artists whose works are represented include Eugène Boudin, Alexander Calder, Eugène Delacroix, Le Corbusier, and Fernand Léger. The Museum’s prints include exceptional and outstanding impressions by Marc Chagall, Albrecht Dürer, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, and Rembrandt van Rijn. Among the highlights is a superb collection of more than 180 etchings and lithographs by James McNeill Whistler. The photography collection includes examples from the earliest Daguerrotypes and paper negative images created by William Henry Fox Talbot, to works by important Photo-Secession artists such as Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Clarence White. Later works include the work of Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Walker Evans, Sally Mann, and Betye Saar.

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