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date: 27 February 2020

Käsebier, Gertrude Stantonlocked


American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 18 May 1852, in Fort Des Moines (now Des Moines), Iowa; died 13 October 1934, in New York City.

Photographer. Portraits.


A successful portraitist, advocate for women photographers, and founding member of the Photo-Secession, Gertrude Stanton Käsebier was a leading American photographer at the turn of the 20th century. After attending Pennsylvania’s Moravian Seminary for Women, she married businessman Eduard Käsebier in 1874, had three children, and later moved to Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 37, Käsebier enrolled at Pratt Institute, where she studied painting and was introduced to Froebel’s influential theories on the role of motherhood in child development, which may have informed her choice of subjects....

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