Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Santa Fe, NM



O'Keeffe on Paper


In celebration of the December 1999 publication of Georgia O'Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné by Barbara Buhler Lynes, which provides the first complete record of the artist's work, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and the National Gallery of Art co-organized an exhibition that presents 55 of the artist's most stunning achievements on paper. Most of these works will be new to the public, as they have been borrowed from private collections and have not been frequently exhibited.

Although O'Keeffe is one of America's best-known artists and her work has been regularly shown since it was first exhibited in 1916, O'Keeffe kept most of her many works on paper out of the public eye. In its overview of this little-known dimension of O'Keeffe's art, "O'Keeffe on Paper" makes many of these important and technically sophisticated works available for the first time. Works in the exhibition include charcoals, pastels, and watercolors, from 1915 to 1965, such as No. 7 Special, 1915; Untitled(Abstraction/Portrait of Paul Strand), 1917; Over Blue, 1918; Calla Lily Turned Away, 1923; A White Camellia, 1938; Pink Shell with Seaweed, c. 1938; and From a River Trip, 1965.

Curators for the exhibition are Barbara Buhler Lynes, curator, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Emily Fisher Landau director of the Museum's Research Center; Ruth E. Fine, curator, modern prints and drawings, National Gallery of Art; with the assistance of Judith E. Walsh, senior paper conservator, National Gallery of Art, and Elizabeth Glassman, president emerita, The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. The catalogue that accompanies the exhibition includes essays by Lynes and Walsh, and an essay co-authored by Fine and Glassman.

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and the National Gallery of Art are grateful to The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation for its generous contribution in support of the exhibition. The Henry Luce Foundation has also graciously awarded the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum substantial financial support for this project. We also thank the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum National Advisory Council for its major contribution. The exhibition opened at the National Gallery of Art on April 9, 2000, and will be on view at the O'Keeffe Museum from July 29 through October 29, 2000.

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