Dubuque Museum of Art

Dubuque, IA



O'Keeffe: The Artist's Landscape, Photographs by Todd Webb

September 5 - October 18, 1998


In an intimate and brilliant view of one artists' life seen through the eyes of other, this exhibition draws on Todd Webb's thirty year photographic record of Georgia O'Keeffe's life and the Southwest landscape, rooms, and artifacts that filled her compositions. Through Webb's sensitive photographic record, we see the dualities of texture and light in these settings that were so central to O'Keeffe's art. The earliest of these photographs dates from 1955 and the most recent from 1981.

Todd Webb was born in Detroit in 1905. He studied photography under Ansel Adams and was a friend of.Alfred Stieglitz. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and later worked with Roy Stryker and Standard Oil Company, traveling and photographing throughout Europe. Webb worked for the United Nations from 1955 to 1969. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1955 and 1956 and a National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship in 1979. He presently lives in Maine.

Georgia O'Keeffe: The Artist's Landscape was curated by Jack Woody and is being circulated by Curatorial Assistance.

From top to bottom: O'Keeffe Sculpture in Roofless Room, Abiquiu, 1981, Gelatin-silver print, 16 x 20 inches framed; Photographing the Chama Valley, New Mexico, 1961, Gelatin-silver print, 16 x 20 inches framed.

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