Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Overview

ARTstor is partnering with the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum to share approximately 1,200 images of works by Georgia O'Keeffe (1887–1986). The images include all of the museum's works by O'Keeffe — paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from 1901 to 1984 — from a permanent collection that also includes approximately 1,800 works by her contemporaries. The collection in ARTstor will present the entire range of O'Keeffe's oeuvre, from her early experiments with abstraction to mature works produced in New York and New Mexico. Subjects range from the artist's iconic flowers and bleached desert skulls to nudes, landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, as well as her highly innovative abstractions. While in New York from 1918 to 1929, O'Keeffe developed her iconic approach to image making, which synthesized her fascination with abstraction and her profound appreciation of nature in large-format, close-up representations of flowers, leaves, shells, and other natural forms. Starting in 1929, O'Keeffe also began painting part of the year in New Mexico, where she would settle permanently in 1949, three years after the death of her husband, Alfred Stieglitz. The rugged, exotically colored landscape, found objects (particularly animal bones), and distinct architectural forms of northern New Mexico became integral subjects in her work there.

The collection in ARTstor will present the entire range of O'Keeffe's oeuvre, from her early experiments with abstraction to mature works produced in New York and New Mexico.


The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is dedicated to perpetuating the artistic legacy of Georgia O'Keeffe and to the study and interpretation of American modernism (1890s to present). Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the museum is the largest single repository of O'Keeffe's work in the world. In 2001, the museum opened the Georgia O'Keeffe Research Center, which sponsors research in American modernism in the fields of architecture and design, art history, literature, music, and photography, and maintains a library and archives.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 1,200
Percentage of completion 69%
Search terms okeeffemuseum
Collection URL http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/okeeffe

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: October 8, 2009

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