Series I - From the Plains

L.1998.02.02. Promised Gift, The Burnett Foundation.

About Georgia O'Keeffe

Widely considered one of the greatest 20th-century American artists, painter Georgia O'Keeffe created serene works to reflect the world around her. Close-up flowers, a signature motif, are so magnified that the petals and blooms become abstracted into sweeping shapes and swaths of color. A celebrated icon herself, O'Keeffe carved out her own style apart from the chaotic modern art scene of the time and paved the way for many women artists to come. She was also known for her complicated relationship with Alfred Stieglitz. As his wife and muse, O’Keeffe often stayed in New York City, producing dark, vertical paintings of urban scenes, with compositions suggestive of the Stieglitz’s photography. Later in life, she would fall in love with the stark landscape and open skies of New Mexico, and starting in 1929 would spend significant—and eventually all—of her time there, painting the landscape, architecture, and bleached animal bones.

American, 1887-1986, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
2016
Georgia O’Keeffe, Tate Modern, London
2016
"This Art Is Your Art" Competition, White House Historical Association, Washington DC
2015
America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2012
Gerald Peters at The Armory Show 2012, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York