Fred Astaire by Edward Steichen

Fred Astaire by Edward Jean Steichen / Gelatin silver print, 1927 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired in memory of Agnes and Eugene Meyer through the generosity of Katharine Graham and the New York Community Trust, The Island Fund /  © 2015 The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Edward Steichen: Portraits

April 11, 2007 - September 1, 2008

In 1923 the man Vanity Fair Called the greatest of living portrait photographers set about transforming the look of that fashion magazine by accepting the post of chief photographer for Condé Nast Publications.  Edward Steichen (1879-1973) has long been recognized as one of the nation's premier photographic artists.