Edward Steichen: 1915-1923

Main Gallery

March 20 – May 16, 2009

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Pear on a Plate, France, c.1920
9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches
Palladium print; printed c.1920

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Isadora Duncan, Parthenon, Athens, 1921
9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches
Palladium print, printed c.1921

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Laughing Box' on 86th St., 1922
9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1922

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Triumph of the Egg, France, 1921
9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches
Toned gelatin silver print; printed c.1921

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Self-Portrait, c.1915
10 x 8 inches
Gum over platinum print; printed c.1915

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Triumph of the Egg, c.1921
9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches
Two-color process palladium print; printed c.1921

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Mr. & Mrs. Sandburg (Steichen's sister), Elmhurst, Illinois, 1923
7 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches
Toned palladium print; printed c.1923

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Calla Lily, c.1921
10 x 8 inches
Palladium print; printed c.1921

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, 1921
7 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1921

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Harmonica Riddle, c.1921
9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches
Palladium and ferro-prussiate print; printed c.1921

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Lotus, c.1915
7 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches
Palladium print; printed c.1915

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Backbone and Ribs of a Sunflower, 1921
7 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1921

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

White Clymitis, c.1921
7 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1921

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Sunflower Seeds, 1921
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1921

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Three Pears and an Apple, France, 1920
9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches
Palladium and ferroprussiate print; printed c.1920

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Wheelbarrow with Flower Pots, France, 1920
7 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches
Palladium and ferroprussiate print; printed c.1920

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Harmonica Riddle, France, c.1921
9 5/8 x 7 7/8 inches
Palladium print; printed c.1921

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Wheelbarrow with Flower Pots, France, 1920
7 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1920's

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled (Sandburg & Steichen, c.1920
7 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1920

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, c.1920
7 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Palladium and ferroprussiate print; printed c.1920

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, c.1920
9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches
Palladium and ferroprussiate print; printed c.1920

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, c.1920
9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches
Palladium and ferroprussiate print; printed c.1920

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, c.1920
9 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches
Hicro three-color separation print; printed c.1915

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Pear on a Plate, 1920
9 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches
Palladium print; printed c.1920

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Wind Fire' Therese Duncan on the Acropolis, Athens, 1921
9 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches
Palladium print; printed c.1921

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Diagram of Doom, c.1922
9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1922

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Hands to go with Blue Shy, Dana's Hands and Grasses, Long Island, New York, 1923
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Palladium print; printed c.1923

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Dana Steichen, 'The Blue Sky' Long Island, New York, 1923
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Palladium print; printed c.1923

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

The Sunday Paper, 1921-22
9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches
Palladium print; printed c.1921-22

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Grasshopper & Wheat Stalk, c.1921
9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1921

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Lotus, Mt. Kisco, New York, 1915
9 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches
Platinum print; printed later

Edward Steichen: 1915-1923 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Dana Steichen, c.1923
7 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches
Palladium print; printed c.1923

Press Release

Beginning March 20, 2009, Howard Greenberg Gallery will exhibit select photographs made by Edward Steichen between 1915-1923, one of the most personal and experimental periods of Steichen’s career.  In the complex years surrounding World War I, Steichen became absorbed by Modernism, gradually abandoning his Pictorialist style in favor of straight photography, with a strong sense of design and clean, uncluttered compositions.