Monday, 8 August 2022

Georgia O’Keeffe - part 10

One of the pioneers of American modernism, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was a member of Alfred Stieglitz’s circle of progressive artists who made it their mission to create a new and distinctly American art. She was one of the few women in the group and, to her frustration, contemporary critics often highlighted the ability of her work to express  “femaleness.” In 1922 she complained that critics  “make me seem like some strange unearthly sort of creature floating in the airbreathing in clouds for nourishmentwhen the truth is that I like beef steakand like it rare at that.” 

Born in Wisconsin, she studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and later at the Art Students League in New York. She married photographer Alfred Stieglitz in 1924, and during a long career created images of cityscapes, abstractions, landscapes, and her celebrated flower paintings. She taught for four years in Texas, where the wide-open spaces profoundly affected her art. In 1929 she started spending months at a time in New Mexico, telling friends in New York that  “I never feel at home in the East the way I do out here … I feel like myselfand I like it.” After Stieglitz died, O’Keeffe settled in New Mexico and created haunting images of sun-bleached bones, clouds, and mesas. She was a true  “Santa Fe character,” dressed severely in black or white, with her long dark hair pulled tightly back.

This is part 10 of 11 on the works of Georgia O’Keeffe:

1955 Black Patio Door–Small
oil on canvas 58.4 x 35.6 cm

1955 Patio with Black Door
oil on canvas 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

c1955-60 Misty Road
oil on canvas 50.8 x 40.6 cm

c1955-60 Untitled (Road)
pencil on paper 34.9 x 55.9 cm

1956 Flag Pole and White House
oil on canvas 121.9 x 76.2 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1956 Patio Door with Green Leaf
oil on canvas 91.4 x 76.2 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1956 Patio with Cloud
oil on canvas 91.4 x 76.2 cm
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
© Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS),
New York

1956 Pedernal - From the Ranch #1
oil on canvas 76.2 x 101.6 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
© Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artist Rights Society (ARS),
New York

1956 Untitled (Sacsayhuaman)
pencil on paper 17.8 x 11.7 cm

1956 Untitled (Sacsayhuaman)
pencil on paper 17.8 x 11.7 cm

c1956 Piñons with Cedar
oil on canvas 76.2 x 66 cm

1957 Machu Picchu I
oil on canvas 28.2 x 20.3 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1957 Machu Picchu, morning light
oil on canvas 61 x 45.7 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1957 Misti - A Memory
oil on canvas 76.2 x 91.4 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1957 Misti Again - A Memory
oil on canvas 25.4 x 50.8 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1957 Untitled (Sacsayhuaman)
oil on canvas 50.8 x 40.6 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1957 White Iris No. 7
oil on canvas 102 x 76.2 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museo Nacional, Madrid

c1957 Rose
oil on board 13.3 x 16.5 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1958 Blue and White Abstraction
oil on board 32.9 x 76.2 cm

1958 Blue I
oil on canvas (size not given)
Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, IN

1958 Blue II
oil on canvas 76.2 x 66 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1958 Ladder to the Moon
oil on canvas 102.1 x 76.8 cm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

c1958 Untitled (Pedernal)
oil on un-stretched canvas 17.8 x 19.1 cm

1959 Another Drawing, Similar Shape
charcoal on paper 62.2 x 46.9 cm
© Milwaukee Art Museum, WI

1959 Blue A
oil on canvas 76.2 x 91.4 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1959 Blue B
oil on canvas 76.2 x 91.4 cm
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
© Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

1959 Drawing I
charcoal on paper laid down on paper 63.2 x 46.5 cm

1959 Drawing III
charcoal with stumping and erasing on paper 47.3 x 62.9 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
© The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


1959 Drawing V
charcoal on paper 62.2 x 47.6 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1959 Drawing IX
charcoal on paper 47.3 x 62.6 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1959 Drawing X
charcoal on paper 63.2 x 47.3 cm
MoMA, New York 
© 2022 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

1959 From the River - Pale
oil on canvas 105.4 x 79.7 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1959 It Was Red and Pink
oil on canvas 76.2 x 101.6 cm
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
© Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

1959 It Was Yellow & Pink I
oil on canvas 76.2 x 66 cm

1959 It Was Yellow and Pink II
oil on canvas 91.5 x 76.2 cm
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

1960 It Was Yellow and Pink III
oil on canvas 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© The Art Institute of Chicago

1959 Only One
oil on canvas 91.5 x 76.4 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

1959-60 Tan, Orange, Yellow, Lavender
oil on canvas 91.4 x 76.2 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1960 Blue Black and Grey
oil on canvas 101.6 x 76.2 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1960 Green, Yellow and Orange
oil on canvas 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Brooklyn Museum, New York

1960 Pink & Green
oil on canvas 76.2 x 40.6 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1960 Untitled (Mt. Fuji)
oil on canvas 25.4 x 45.7 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1960-64 Sky Above the Flat White Cloud II
oil on canvas 76.2 x 101.6 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1976-77 Sky Above Clouds- Yellow Horizon and Clouds
oil on canvas 121.9 x 213.4 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1960s Off the end of the boat on a river trip
blue ink and pencil on paper 34.9 x 25.1 cm

1960s Untitled (Rock)
pencil on paper 24.4 x 30.5 cm

1961 Mountains and Lake
oil on canvas 50.8 x 101.6 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1961 Mountains and Lake
oil on canvas 76.2 x 101.6 cm
© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1961 Road - Mesa with Mist
oil on canvas 41.3 x 30.8 cm
© 2022 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

1962 Above White Clouds I
oil on canvas 152.4 x 203.3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1963 Sky Above White Clouds II
(details not found)

1965 Sky above Clouds IV
oil on canvas 243.8 x 731.5 cm
© The Art Institute of Chicago, IL