Hyde Collection opens Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George

. June 17, 2013

The Hyde Collection presents Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George an exhibition on view June 15, 2013 – September 15, 2013.

Georgia O’Keeffe, American (1887-1986), Petunias, 1925, oil on board, 18 x 30 in., Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, Museum purchase, gift of the M. H. de Young Family, 1990.55. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Georgia O’Keeffe, American (1887-1986), Petunias, 1925, oil on board, 18 x 30 in., Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, Museum purchase, gift of the M. H. de Young Family, 1990.55. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Modern Nature is the first to explore the formative influence of Lake George on the art and life of Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986). From 1918 until 1934, O’Keeffe lived for part of each year at Alfred Stieglitz’s (1864-1946) family estate on Lake George in New York’s Adirondack Park. The property was situated just north of Lake George Village along the western shoreline. It served as a rural retreat for the artist, providing the basic materials for her art, while evoking the spirit of place that was essential to O’Keeffe’s modern approach to the natural world. During this highly productive period she created more than 200 paintings on canvas and paper in addition to sketches and pastels, making her Lake George years among the most prolific and transformative of her seven-decade career. This period also coincided with O’Keeffe’s first critical success and emergence as a professional artist.

Category: Fine Art

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