Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury
Foursome is a spirited, informative look at the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced twentieth-century art.
Author Carolyn Burke takes us to New York in 1921, when acclaimed photographer Alfred Stieglitz celebrated the success of his latest exhibition—the centerpiece being a series of nude portraits of his then soon-to-be wife, the young Georgia O'Keeffe. This exhibit acted as a turning point for O’Keeffe, poised to make her entrance into the art scene. There she met Rebecca Salsbury, the fiancé of Stieglitz’s protégé, Paul Strand, initiating a bond between the couples that lasted more than a decade and reverberated throughout their lives. In the years that followed, O'Keeffe and Stieglitz become the preeminent couple in American modern art, encouraging each other's creativity. While observing this, Salsbury was encouraged to propose new artistic possibilities for Strand and to rethink her own potential as an artist.
Paperback: 420 pages
Publisher: Knopf; First Edition (March 2019)
Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.4 x 9.6 inches