Still Life De Meyer, Baron Adolf  (American, 1868-1946)

Perhaps as a diversion from photographing people, de Meyer, in about 1906, took a series of flower studies. Kasebier and Steichen, struck by their beauty, collected some prints for themselves, and these were also admired by Stieglitz. Soon a de Meyer exhibition was mounted at the Photo-Secession Galleries that included several of the flower pieces; among them was Water Lilies, a composition that with its off-center bowl focuses attention on the reflected petals and other refracted shapes. [1]

Reproduced / Exhibited

Frizot, Michael. New History of Photography. Place of publication not identified: Pajerski, 1999. Print P. 304

Kruse, Margret. Kunstphotographie Um 1900: D. Sammlung Ernst Juhl; Hamburg: Museum für Kunst u. Gewerbe, 1989 pl. 672

Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz. New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978. (platinum)


[1] The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin Spring 1978