Art museum receives gift of Edward Steichen photos


EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois museum has received 49 photographs by Edward Steichen (STEYE'-kehn), a photographer known for his portraits of celebrities such as Greta Garbo and Charlie Chaplin.

The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston on Friday announced the gift from collectors Richard and Jackie Hollander. The museum plans an exhibition of the photos in the fall.

The Hollanders gave other Steichen photographs from their collection to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

The Hollanders purchased the photos from the artist's estate and they were printed by Steichen himself.

Lisa Corrin of the Block says the museum has been building its photography collection. She says she considers the gift of the Steichen photos "transformative" for the museum.

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