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Edward Steichen

Edward Steichen
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♂  American, born Luxembourg. 1879–1973

Edward worked at MoMA from about 1942 to 1962 as Curator, Designer, Arranger and Competition Judge , and he was head of the Department of Photography from 1947–1962 . He has been in 49 exhibitions at MoMA, between 1932 and 1988.

88 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
Artist
Photo of the exhibition Murals by American Painters and Photographers

3–31 May 1932

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Stuart Davis, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Objects: 1900 and Today

10–25 April 1933

Edward Steichen, Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, among others, were involved.

Artist
Edward Steichen's Delphiniums

24 June to 1 July 1936

Edward Steichen was involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Photography 1839–1937

17 March to 18 April 1937

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Three Centuries of American Art

24 May to 31 July 1938

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Sixty Photographs: A Survey of Camera Esthetics

31 December 1940 to 12 January 1941

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Isadora Duncan: Drawings, Photographs, Memorabilia

21 October 1941 to 10 January 1942

Edward Steichen, Auguste Rodin, André Dunoyer de Segonzac and John Sloan, among others, were involved.

Arranger
Photo of the exhibition Road to Victory

21 May to 4 October 1942

Edward Steichen, Herbert Bayer, Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Portraits

4 November to 7 December 1943

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Man Ray and Edward Weston, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Photography

24 May to 17 September 1944

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Power in the Pacific: Battle Photographs of our Navy in Action on the Sea and in the Sky

23 January to 20 March 1945

Edward Steichen, Victor Jorgensen, G. E. Kidder Smith and Roark Bradford, among others, were involved.

Artist
The Museum Collection of Photographs

20 June 1945 to 23 June 1946

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Alfred Stieglitz Exhibition: His Collection

10 June to 31 August 1947

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne and Edward Steichen, among others, were involved.

Arranger
Photo of the exhibition Three Young Photographers

30 September to 7 December 1947

Edward Steichen, Homer Page, Wayne Miller and Leonard McCombe were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Music and Musicians

16 December 1947 to 23 February 1948

Edward Steichen, W. Eugene Smith, Gjon Mili and Philippe Halsman, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition In and Out of Focus: A Survey of Today's Photography

6 April to 11 July 1948

Edward Steichen, Edward Weston, Walker Evans and Berenice Abbott, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition 50 Photographs by 50 Photographers

27 July to 26 September 1948

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition 50 Photographs by 50 Photographers

27 July to 26 September 1948

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Photo-Secession (American Photography 1902–1910)

29 September to 28 November 1948

Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Clarence H. White and Alvin Langdon Coburn, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Photo-Secession (American Photography 1902–1910)

29 September to 28 November 1948

Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Clarence H. White and Alvin Langdon Coburn, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Photographs by Bill Brandt, Harry Callahan, Ted Croner, Lisette Model

30 November 1948 to 10 February 1949

Edward Steichen, Harry Callahan, Lisette Model and Bill Brandt, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The Exact Instant

8 February to 1 May 1949

Edward Steichen, Dorothea Lange, René d'Harnoncourt and W. Eugene Smith, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Roots of Photography

26 April to 24 July 1949

Edward Steichen, Julia Margaret Cameron, David Octavius Hill and William Henry Fox Talbot, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Realism in Photography

26 July to 25 September 1949

Edward Steichen, Ralph Steiner, Frederick Sommer and Wayne Miller, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White, Helen Levitt, Dorothea Lange, Tana Hoban, Esther Bubley, and Hazel-Frieda Larsen

11 October to 15 November 1949

Edward Steichen, Dorothea Lange, Helen Levitt and Margaret Bourke-White, among others, were involved.

Competition Judge
Photo of the exhibition Polio Poster Competition

31 October to 20 November 1949

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Philip Johnson, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Roots of French Photography

29 November 1949 to 15 January 1950

Edward Steichen, Honoré Daumier, Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon) and Édouard-Denis Baldus, among others, were involved.

Designer
Photo of the exhibition Photographs of Picasso by Gjon Mili and by Robert Capa

24 January to 19 March 1950

Edward Steichen, Gjon Mili and Robert Capa were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Color Photography

9 May to 4 July 1950

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston and Walker Evans, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Color Photography

9 May to 4 July 1950

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston and Walker Evans, among others, were involved.

Arranger
Photo of the exhibition Photographs by Lewis Carroll

26 September to 3 December 1950

Edward Steichen and Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Korea - The Impact of War in Photographs

13 February to 22 April 1951

Edward Steichen, Homer Page, David Douglas Duncan and U.S. Navy, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Abstraction in Photography

1 May to 4 July 1951

Edward Steichen, Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Abstraction in Photography

1 May to 4 July 1951

Edward Steichen, Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

Curator
12 Photographers

12 July to 12 August 1951

Edward Steichen, Man Ray, Edward Weston and Walker Evans, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Forgotten Photographers

23 August to 4 November 1951

Edward Steichen, Homer Page, Edward S. Curtis and Darius Kinsey, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Memorable Life Photographs

20 November to 12 December 1951

Edward Steichen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, W. Eugene Smith and Margaret Bourke-White, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Christmas Photographs

29 November 1951 to 6 January 1952

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston and Berenice Abbott, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Five French Photographers

18 December 1951 to 24 February 1952

Edward Steichen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï (Gyula Halász) and Robert Doisneau, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Diogenes with a Camera

20 May to 1 September 1952

Edward Steichen, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan and W. Eugene Smith, among others, were involved.

Artist
Then and Now

5–18 August 1952

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

Curator
Then and Now

5–18 August 1952

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Always the Young Strangers

26 February to 1 April 1953

Edward Steichen, Roy DeCarava, Leon Levinstein and Shirley C. Burden, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Postwar European Photography

26 May to 23 August 1953

Edward Steichen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and Brassaï (Gyula Halász), among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The Family of Man

24 January to 8 May 1955

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition The Family of Man

24 January to 8 May 1955

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Diogenes with a Camera III

17 January to 18 March 1956

Edward Steichen, Walker Evans, Paul Strand and Kathleen Haven, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Diogenes with a Camera IV

4 April to 3 June 1956

Edward Steichen, William A. Garnett, Shirley C. Burden and Marie-Jean Beraud-Villars, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Language of the Wall: Parisian Graffiti Photographed by Brassaï

24 October 1956 to 13 January 1957

Edward Steichen, Kathleen Haven and Brassaï (Gyula Halász) were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition 70 Photographers Look at New York

27 November 1957 to 15 April 1958

Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott and Helen Levitt, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition 70 Photographers Look at New York

27 November 1957 to 15 April 1958

Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott and Helen Levitt, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Photographs from the Museum Collection

26 November 1958 to 18 January 1959

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and John Szarkowski, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Photographs from the Museum Collection

26 November 1958 to 18 January 1959

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and John Szarkowski, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition 30th Anniversary Special Installation - Towards the "New" Museum

18–29 November 1959

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and John Szarkowski, among others, were involved.

Artist
The Sense of Abstraction

17 February to 10 April 1960

Edward Steichen, László Moholy-Nagy, Edward Weston and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Portraits from the Museum Collection

4 May to 18 September 1960

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Art Nouveau

8 June to 6 September 1960

Pablo Picasso, Edward Steichen, Vasily Kandinsky and Arthur Drexler, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photographs for Collectors

1–16 October 1960

Edward Steichen, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Harry Callahan, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photographs for Collectors

1–16 October 1960

Edward Steichen, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Harry Callahan, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Steichen the Photographer

28 March to 30 May 1961

Edward Steichen and René d'Harnoncourt were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Steichen the Photographer

28 March to 30 May 1961

Edward Steichen and René d'Harnoncourt were involved.

Designer
Photo of the exhibition Diogenes with a Camera V

26 September to 12 November 1961

Edward Steichen, Kathleen Haven, Bill Brandt and Grace M. Mayer, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Harry Callahan and Robert Frank

30 January to 1 April 1962

Edward Steichen, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank and Kathleen Haven, among others, were involved.

Artist
50 Photographs by 50 Photographers

3 April to 15 May 1962

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, John Szarkowski and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The Bitter Years: 1935–1941

18 October to 25 November 1962

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition The Photographer and the American Landscape

24 September to 1 December 1963

Edward Steichen, John Szarkowski, Arthur Drexler and Edward Weston, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Edward Steichen Photography Center

Started 27 May 1964

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition The Photographer's Eye

27 May to 23 August 1964

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, John Szarkowski and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Glamour Portraits

2 August to 19 September 1965

Edward Steichen, John Szarkowski, Man Ray and Irving Penn, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Steichen Gallery Reinstallation

Started 25 October 1967

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Photography as Printmaking

19 March to 27 May 1968

Edward Steichen, Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy and Edward Weston, among others, were involved.

Artist
Portrait Photographs

9 July to 28 September 1969

Edward Steichen, Man Ray, Edward Weston and Walker Evans, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Photo Eye of the 20s

4 June to 8 September 1970

Max Ernst, Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition The Artist as Adversary

1 July to 27 September 1971

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Georges Rouault, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Clarence H. White

21 July to 27 September 1971

Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Clarence H. White and Peter C. Bunnell were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Photographs of Women

7 September to 30 November 1971

Edward Steichen, Man Ray, Edward Weston and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Collage and the Photo-Image

11 July to 11 September 1973

Joan Miró, Jasper Johns, Max Ernst and Edward Steichen, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Steichen: The Master Prints, 1895–1914

14 February to 28 March 1978

Edward Steichen and Dennis Longwell were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition In the Twenties: Portraits from the Photography Collection

14 November 1979 to 16 March 1980

Edward Steichen, Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy and Edward Weston, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Art of the Twenties

14 November 1979 to 22 January 1980

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Edward Steichen Photography Center Reinstallation

Started 21 December 1979

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Artist
Reinstallation of the Collection

Started 23 October 1980

Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Jasper Johns and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition American Landscapes

9 July to 4 October 1981

Edward Steichen, John Szarkowski, Edward Weston and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Still Life

8 October 1981 to 3 January 1982

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, Man Ray and Edward Weston, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition From the Gilman Collection: Photographs Preserved in Ink

15 November 1984 to 3 March 1985

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, John Szarkowski and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Self Portrait: The Photographer's Persona, 1840–1985

7 November 1985 to 7 January 1986

Edward Steichen, Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy and Edward Weston, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Variants

12 December 1985 to 11 March 1986

Edward Steichen, John Szarkowski, Edward Weston and Walker Evans, among others, were involved.

Artist
Photo of the exhibition Picturing "Greatness"

14 January to 17 April 1988

Edward Steichen, Man Ray, Edward Weston and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, were involved.