Edward Steichen

Edward Steichen


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Eduard Jean Steichen who later changed his name to Edward, was born in 1879 in Luxembourg to Jean-Pierre and Marie Kemp Steichen. In 1881 the family moved to the United States and settled in Hancock, Michigan. Steichen’s father worked in the mines and his mother was a hat maker. Just eight years later, the family moved again to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While attending school, his teacher noticed that Steichen was an extremely talented artist. He was encouraged by his mother to become an artist, and at age fifteen, Steichen left school.


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