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Georgia O'Keeffe

[American Painter, 1887-1986]

• Relationships: Wife of Alfred Stieglitz.
Studied under William Merritt Chase and Frank Dumond.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Flowers/the American West.
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Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. We haven't time - and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time.
 
If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. So I said to myself - I'll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.
 
...Well, I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower - and I don't.

- Georgia O'Keeffe

 


 
    Georgia O'Keeffe Works Online    
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  Museums  
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  Art Market  
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  Image Archives  
(13)
 
  Misc Sites  
(12)
 
  Articles  
(23)
 
  Multimedia  
(1)
 
  Books  
(23)
 
 Galleries 
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteButler Institute of American Art, Ohio
Cottonwood III, 1944

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteGeorgia O'Keeffe Museum, New Mexico

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteGeorgia O'Keeffe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
13 works online when last checked

Notable SiteGeorgia O'Keeffe at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
10 works by Georgia O'Keeffe

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
6 works online

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Information about a 2009-2010 exhibition

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Red Canna

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
2 works online

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Ranchos Church, New Mexico

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Red Cannas

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe
Horse's Skull on Blue, 1930

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Banana Flower No.1, charcoal drawing, 1933

Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
Pink Tulip, 1926

Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama
The Green Apple, 1922

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Birch and Pine Trees - Pink, 1925

Crocker Art Museum, California
It was a Man and a Pot, 1942

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Cross by the Sea, 1931

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Purple Leaves, 1922

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Cos Cob

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Autumn Trees - Chestnut Tree, 1924
Maple and Cedar, 1922
Yellow Jonquils # 3, 1936

Georgia O'Keeffe in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Adah Mann
Jawbone and Fungus
Untitled (Abstraction)


Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Poppies

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson
The Old Maple, Lake George, 1926

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
Poppy, 1927

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

Georgia O'Keeffe at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
Beauford Delaney, pastel drawing, 1943

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
East

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe
Spring Tree No. 1

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Cebolla Church, 1945

Oglethorpe University Museum, Georgia
Georgia O'Keeffe - Photographs by Todd Webb

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Calla Lily (Lily-Yellow No. 2), 1927

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Shelton Hotel, N.Y. No.1, 1926

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Tip: On the zoom-in page, use the slider bar to magnify the image)
9 works by Georgia O'Keeffe online

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Canyon Country, ca.1965

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
White Rose, 1928

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Dark Abstraction, 1924

San Diego Museum of Art, California
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San Diego Museum of Art, California
The White Flower (White Trumpet Flower), 1932

Seattle Art Museum

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Blue Nude (Leah)
New York, Night


Georgia O'Keeffe at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago
Red Amaryllis, 1937

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
- to switch to English, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "English Version"
- images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image


Virtual Museum of Canada
Only One, 1959

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut
The Lawrence Tree

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Oriental Poppies, 1927 (click "next" a few times)

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

 
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteArtcyclopedia
Masterscan feature: Oriental Poppies

Notable SiteGeorgia O'Keeffe at CGFA
Image archive with 11 works online

Notable SiteGeorgia O'Keeffe at The Athenaeum

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  
Photographs of the artist

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web

MyStudios

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Sky Above Clouds IV, 1965

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser
My Backyard

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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           Flickr: "Georgia O'Keeffe"   
 
Google Images: "Georgia O'Keeffe"   
 
Bing Images: "Georgia O'Keeffe"   
 
 
Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteMichelangelo Web Design
Georgia O'Keeffe: Selected Works

Angelsmist
Illustrated biography. Warning: Every page plays hideous MIDI music

ArtsNet Minnesota

Ellen's Place
Excellent site with a biography and a variety of works by the artist

FBI Art Theft Program
Special No.21

Gihon Foundation
Taos, New Mexico, 1931

PBS
Biography, from the American Masters TV series

Repository of Abstract Art

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
Stag Horns

Tragsnart!
A dozen great scans of O'Keeffe's work

University of Virginia Digital Collections
Maple and Cedar (Red), 1923

Women Artists from the Medieval Period to the Present

 
Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Georgia O'Keeffe  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Georgia O'Keeffe and the Camera: the Art of Identity" (2008)

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Dove/O'Keeffe: Circles of Influence" (2009)

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Dark Iris No. 2, 1927

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Trees at Glorieta, New Mexico, 1929

Art + Auction Magazine
Radiator Building - Night, New York, 1927

ARTnews
"The Undiscovered O'Keeffe"

Frieze Magazine
"O'Keeffe as I see her", article by Susan Hiller

New York Magazine
"The Whitney's retrospective rescues Georgia O'Keeffe from sex and flowers", 2009 article by Jerry Saltz

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

PBS
A look at the life and art of this true American master

Resource Library Magazine
Brief article on the Dubuque Museum of Art

Resource Library Magazine
Brief article on Stieglitz and O'Keeffe at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Several photographs of O'Keeffe.

Resource Library Magazine
Several articles related to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Resource Library Magazine
Brief article on the Philadelphia Museum of Art, home of Red Hills and Bones, and Peach and Glass

The Art Story

The New York Observer
"Georgia O'Keeffe, Artist With Inflated Reputation", article by Hilton Kramer

Time Magazine
"Loner in the Desert", 1970 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"A Vision of Steely Finesse", 1986 article by Robert Hughes

Wikiquote, compendium of quotations from the Wikimedia Foundation

 
Multimedia:
Google Video
5-minute PBS profile: Georgia O'Keeffe: Notable New Mexican


"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
 
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O'Keeffe and Stieglitz: An American Romance


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Georgia O'Keeffe: American and Modern


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Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe


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Georgia O'Keeffe: Portrait of an Artist


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Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life


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Painting With O'Keeffe


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A Painter's Kitchen-Revised Edition: Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O'Keeffe


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Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887-1986: Flowers in the Desert


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Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry of Things


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O'Keeffe's O'Keeffes: The Artist's Collection


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Becoming O'Keeffe: The Early Years


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O'Keeffe At Abiquiu


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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum


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O'Keeffe and Texas


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From the Faraway Nearby: Georgia O'Keeffe As Icon


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Blossoms and Bones: On the Life and Work of Georgia O'Keeffe


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O'Keeffe on Paper


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Georgia O'Keeffe: A Postcard Book


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O'Keeffe


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Georgia O'Keeffe at Ghost Ranch: A Photo-Essay


 
 
 
 
 



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