Gertrude Stanton Käsebier, 1852-1934
Date of Birth: 1852
Gertrude Stanton Käsebier was a photographer, known for her portraits and studies of mothers and children.
She began her career as a painter but turned to photography in c. 1894 and worked for magazines. In c. 1898 she opened a studio in New York that was soon frequented by artistic luminaries as Auguste Rodin and Stanford White. In 1902 she was a founder member of the Photo-Secession and she remained a regular exhibitor until 1910. Käsebier is mentioned in JW's correspondence in August 1902 (#04012) when she made a photographic portrait of the collector Howard Mansfield looking at JW's etching Riault (The Wood Engraver) 069.
'Gertrude (Stanton) Käsebier,' Michaels, B. L., 'The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy, http://www.groveart.com (accessed 18 August 2004).