OPEN TODAY! Edward Steichen in the 1920s and 1930s: A Recent Acquisition features more than forty celebrity portraits and fashion photographs taken for Vanity Fair and Vogue, shots for advertising campaigns, and images that reflect Steichen’s interest in the natural world.
Edward Steichen (1879–1973), Paul Robeson (as Brutus Jones in The Emperor Jones, for Vanity Fair), 1933. Gelatin silver print, mounted on board, 9 15/16 × 8in. (25.2 × 20.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art; gift of Richard and Jackie Hollander in memory of Ellyn Hollander 2012.240