Gertrude Kasebier: The Photographer and Her Photographs

Barbara L. Michaels Gertrude Käsebier


Gertrude Kasebier: The Photographer and Her Photographs

Gertrude Kasebier: The Photographer and Her Photographs

  • Title: Gertrude Kasebier: The Photographer and Her Photographs
  • Author: Barbara L. Michaels Gertrude Käsebier
  • ISBN: 9780810935051
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Hardcover



This is the first book about the pioneering photographer Gertrude Kasebier 1852 1934 In middle age, with three grown children, she began to study painting and photography, set up a portrait studio on New York s Fifth Avenue, and became one of the finest and best known portraitists and photographic artists of her day 116 illustrations.


Recent Comments "Gertrude Kasebier: The Photographer and Her Photographs"

Why does this book on Kasebier have the same cover as this book on Stieglitz? I will have to get them both and check the credits

Käsebier was lucky enough to have been born into a family of moderate wealth and then married, however unhappily, to a successful businessman. As a result, she did not have to worry about earning enough money to pay the rent. In fact, Käsebier was already age 36 and her children nearly grown when she first took up the study of photography. While it's true that her social standing enabled her to secure many wealthy clients for her lucrative portrait business, Käsebier was a strong minded busin [...]

This is a work that presents high quality reproductions of Kasebier's images with friendly, transparently written biography, based on meticulous research of primary sources.I particularly appreciated the presentation of the historical context of Kasebier's work. It's tempting when viewing photographic art to see it through the sensibilities of contemporary esthetics. It is fine work even by today's standards, but when seen in comparison with other work being done at the turn of the 20th century, [...]

I loved reading about Gertrude.Gertrude played host and photographed Indians when they visited New York.One photo shows two Indians sitting at a table with a skyscrpaer out the window.Gertrude photographed Rodin and Rodin said it was the best photograph of himself.Gertrude had 3 kids and entered art school at the age of 37.Gertrude was good friends with all the New York photographers, but wanted to commercialize photography, so she fell out of favor.The book is in black and white and the photogr [...]

Outstanding biography on yet another phenomenally talented woman who sought and earned great commercial success during her lifetime. I've known so many of her works and yet knew neither creator nor relevance. Very VERY engaging read! (So engaging, I kept it months after it's due date at the library.)

Great to see a lady photographer lauded both for her art and also for her business savy. Also - the home pictures of her grandkids and her outside the box framing are really special.


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