jim how much i agree with u
okeefe and photography created steiglitz to be not one of the best and most important photographers but something that i cannot give it the superlatives and difinitions. when i first descovered for myself the book of her portraits (u may know the big one) i was shocked. i almost dedicated myself to the studies of those imagies. u can say that painting and that art was the inspiration for steiglitz, he used soft lenses etc, but i think that okeefe pushed him beyound anything that was existed.
steiglitz himself is insiration for many photos. actually his "schoole" created most of the basic ganeres of photography giving the estaphet to adams, strand, steichen etc.