Skip to product information
1 of 1

Marius De Zayas, Paul B Haviland 1914

Marius De Zayas, Paul B Haviland 1914

Regular price $350
Regular price Sale price $350
Sale Sold out

Zayas Marius De

Paul B. Haviland, 1914

Camera Work XLVI

Photogravure, 23.5 x 17.6 cm

The first American artist to offer a truly radical break with the visual portrait tradition was Mexican-born Marius de Zayas, a member of Alfred Stieglitz's avant-garde circle. Influenced by cubist and primitive stylization of the figure, de Zayas began to experiment with his own theory of "abstract caricature." De Zayas's innovative approach influenced Francis Picabia, the subject of this work, and other dada artists who contributed to the brief vogue for symbolic portraiture.

Paul Haviland, the subject of this portrait, was a French-American photographer, writer and arts critic who was closely associated with Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession.


Greenough, Sarah, and William C. Agee. Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries; [catalog of an Exhibition Held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 28 January - 22 April 2001]. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2000.  fig. 56 (original)

View full details