Gallery of His Work

Often heralded as the first American artist to try his hand at abstraction, Arthur Dove is perhaps best known for his nature-based paintings, most of which stop short of complete non-objectivity. Beginning in the second decade of the last century, he was one of several American artists championed by photographer Alfred Stieglitz as an American art visionary. Others in the group included John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, Paul Strand and Georgia O’Keeffe. Regularly, from 1910 until the late 1930s, Stieglitz would show the works of these artists in his gallery in Manhattan, each show building the case for their importance.