Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr., (1862-1932)1894

Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum

Though widely traveled, Eickemeyer lived in Yonkers his entire life, becoming a key figure in the Yonkers Photography Club, the Yonkers Art Association, and the early Hudson River Museum. Eickemeyer achieved international renown for his picturesque art photos, becoming one of the first Americans, along with Alfred Stieglitz, to be granted membership to the Linked Ring, an exclusive photographic society created to propel photography further into the fine art world. In 1900, critic Sadakichi Hartmann praised this image: “Two or three fern fronds, a stretch of bramble and a cluster of flowers are amply sufficient. The pictorial value of a foreground study depends nearly entirely on selection of the right spot, and this gift Eickemeyer possesses to a rare degree; and his love of nature makes him at times ...a poet, as, for instance, in those magnificent Fleur de Lis.”

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  • Title: Fleur-de-Lis
  • Creator: Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr., (1862-1932)
  • Date Created: 1894