Photography

Kasebier, Gertrude (1852 - 1934)

Gertrude Kasebier took on photography after having studied at the Pratt Institute in New York. A rare female practitioner, she was eager to become a professional photographer - ‘I earnestly advise women of artistic tastes to train for the unworked field of modern photography. It seems to be especially adapted to them, and the few who have entered it, are meeting a gratifying and profitable success.’ Gertrude Kasebier became renown for her tender imagery of mothers and children while she dedicated a project to the Sioux Indians she discovered as Buffalo Bill’s Wild West troupe paraded in the streets of New York, in 1898. Unlike many other photographers interested in Native American at the time, she sincerely portrayed her subjects, just like any other sitters, leaving aside the clichéd accessories that attracted a voyeuristic public. In 1902, she became a member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession that opened the doors of famous models such as Auguste Rodin. Yet after her husband’s death, in 1910, she supported her family with sales of her photographs and thus privileged a commercial interest in her practice that led to falling out with Alfred Sieglitz. A leading woman photographer, Gertrude Kasebier emphasized the pictorialist movement while she favored simple mise-en-scènes that revealed her sitters’ inner emotions and sensitivity.

Tags / Gertrude Kasebier - American Photographer - Pioneers - Femininity - Photography - 1900s
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Happy Days, 1902
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Happy Days, 1902
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Maternity, 1897
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Maternity, 1897
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Mother and Child, 1899
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Mother and Child, 1899
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Two Bulls, Dakota Sioux, 1900
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Two Bulls, Dakota Sioux, 1900
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Two Bulls, Dakota Sioux, 1900
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Two Bulls, Dakota Sioux, 1900
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, A Boy and his Dog, 1904
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, A Boy and his Dog, 1904
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Arthur Wesley Dow, 1895-1896
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Arthur Wesley Dow, 1895-1896
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Auguste Rodin, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Auguste Rodin, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Auguste Rodin, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Auguste Rodin, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier,  Portrait of Minnie Ashley, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Minnie Ashley, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Mrs. Augustine Strickland, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Mrs. Augustine Strickland, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Josephine (Portrait of Miss B.), 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Josephine (Portrait of Miss B.), 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Alfred Stieglitz, 1902
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Alfred Stieglitz, 1902
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Daughter of the Photographer, 1894
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Daughter of the Photographer, 1894
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Woman Sewing
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Woman Sewing
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Belles of the Ball, 1906
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Belles of the Ball, 1906
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Chester Beach, 1909
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Chester Beach, 1909
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier,  Black and White, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Black and White, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Chief Iron Tail, 1898
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Chief Iron Tail, 1898
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of F. Holland Day, 1900
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of F. Holland Day, 1900
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Family at Table, 1913
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Family at Table, 1913
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Florentine Boy, 1900
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Florentine Boy, 1900
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Florence L. Carpenter, Menominee, Michigan, 1900
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Florence L. Carpenter, Menominee, Michigan, 1900
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Red Man, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Red Man, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Pumpkin Pie (Edward Steichen and artist friends including Kasebier’s daughter Hermine), 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Pumpkin Pie (Edward Steichen and artist friends including Kasebier’s daughter Hermine), 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Woman Playing Solitaire, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Woman Playing Solitaire, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of William Ivins, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of William Ivins, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The White Family, 1913
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The White Family, 1913
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Manger, 1899
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Manger, 1899
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Letter, 1906
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Letter, 1906
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Garden Party, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Garden Party, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Ruffles and Flourishes, 1906
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Ruffles and Flourishes, 1906
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Rose O'Neill, 1907
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Rose O'Neill, 1907
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Pastoral, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Pastoral, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Newport, 1902
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Newport, 1902
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, New York Skyline, Dusk, 1920
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, New York Skyline, Dusk, 1920
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Miss Dix, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Miss Dix, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Lolly Pops, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Lolly Pops, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, In the Garden, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, In the Garden, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, In the Valley of the Shadows, 1914
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, In the Valley of the Shadows, 1914
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Edward Steichen, 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Edward Steichen, 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Miss N, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Miss N, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, My Neighbors, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, My Neighbors, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Two Girls, 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Two Girls, 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of George Luks, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of George Luks, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Bride, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Bride, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Alfred Stieglitz, 1902
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Alfred Stieglitz, 1902
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Blessed Art Thou Among Women, 1899
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Blessed Art Thou Among Women, 1899
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Chief, 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Chief, 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Robert Henri, 1907
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Robert Henri, 1907
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Yoked and Muzzled - Marriage, 1915
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Yoked and Muzzled - Marriage, 1915
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Auguste Rodin, 1908
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Auguste Rodin, 1908
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Untitled (Billiard Game), 1909
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Untitled (Billiard Game), 1909
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, A Sioux Indian, Plenty Wounds, 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, A Sioux Indian, Plenty Wounds, 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Mona Cornelia, 1896
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Mona Cornelia, 1896
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Nancy, Paul (at 3 1/2) and Claire (at 5 months), 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Nancy, Paul (at 3 1/2) and Claire (at 5 months), 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Iron White Man, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Iron White Man, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Robert Henri, 1907
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Robert Henri, 1907
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Rita de Acosta Lydig, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Rita de Acosta Lydig, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Serbonne, 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Serbonne, 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Bride, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Bride, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Picture-Book, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Picture-Book, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Refugee, 1915
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Refugee, 1915
 Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Silhouette (The Gerson Sisters), 1906
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Silhouette (The Gerson Sisters), 1906
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Dance, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Dance, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Silhouette (The Gerson Sisters), 1906
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Silhouette (The Gerson Sisters), 1906
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Edward Steichen, 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Edward Steichen, 1901
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Visitor, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Visitor, 1910
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Baron Adolph de Meyer, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Baron Adolph de Meyer, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Baron Adolph de Meyer, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Baron Adolph de Meyer, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Road to Rome, 1902
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Road to Rome, 1902
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Family Portrait (Clarence H. White and Family), 1902
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Family Portrait (Clarence H. White and Family), 1902
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Widow, 1913
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Widow, 1913
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Baron Adolph de Meyer, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Baron Adolph de Meyer, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of a boy, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of a boy, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Mrs Ward and Baby, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Mrs Ward and Baby, 1903
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Samuel Grimson, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Portrait of Samuel Grimson, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Labor, 1907
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Labor, 1907
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Dorothy, 1900
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, Dorothy, 1900
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Rehearsal, 1905
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, The Rehearsal, 1905
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