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The photographer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz believed that portraiture painting would become obsolete throughout the beginning of the 20th century. He asserted that by the time “photographers will have learned something about portraiture in its deeper sense…”, the mastery of painting portraits would no longer be pursued by artists. However, history proved him wrong. In the 1980s and ’90s, painters began to re-discover figuration, pushing the age-old portrait genre in new directions.