Photo for a poster by Rudolph Eickemeyer 1908

Photograph for a poster by Rudolph Eickemeyer 1908

Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr. (August 7, 1862 – April 25, 1932) was an American pictorialist photographer, active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was one of the first Americans (along with Alfred Stieglitz) to be admitted to the Linked Ring, and his photographs won dozens of medals at exhibitions around the world in the 1890s and early 1900s. He was famous among his contemporaries for his portraits of high-society women, most notably model and singer Evelyn Nesbit. Eickemeyer’s best-known photographs are now part of the collections of the Smithsonian Institution.

As a pictorialist, Eickemeyer believed photographs were works of art. However, he believed in producing straightforward images and using natural elements to produce artistic effects instead of using photographic techniques (such as soft focus) to imitate traditional art. He was described by photography critic Sidney Allen as the “most versatile” pictorialist of his time, and excelled in both landscapes and portraits. (from Wikipedia)

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