Barbara Ziev, owner of the new Gallery 526 in Northwood Village, will host “The Photography of Edward Steichen: From Hollywood and New York to West Palm Beach,” an exhibition showcasing 25 framed photographs by the celebrated artist. The show will debut on Wednesday, April 7, and will run through May 30. In honor of the opening, Gallery 526 will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, with live music by pianist Jed Maness Saturday under the portico from 2 to 7 p.m.
Known as the “Father of Photography,” Steichen photographed some of the most famous people and subjects of the 1920s to 1950s, like Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, Lillian Gish, Carl Sandburg, and Alfred Stieglitz. He also photographed beloved New York scenes like the Brooklyn Bridge and the Flat Iron Building. Steichen captured iconic images until his death in the 1973. The featured photographs were produced by Steichen’s wife, Joanna Taub Steichen, and George Tice.
“[Steichen’s] original works are very desired and are of investment grade. We are working with a private collector who is making available the 75 remaining photographs of his collection of 100. Several have also been donated to the Norton Museum.” said Ziev.
The show is a demonstration of Ziev’s dedication to her gallery and to art. She opened Gallery 526 initially as a private work studio. Being aware of the drastic need for exhibit space and sales to support artists, she invited other artists to submit their work. She and her team of judges selected 20 artists to open the gallery.
Ziev continued, “I’m happy to showcase the work of artists who need the opportunity to share their work with the public, especially with so many galleries closing. We take the presentation of our artists very seriously and not only seek a permanent home or place for their art, but we also offer a space for building camaraderie among artists and their clients with workshops, lectures and demonstrations.”