Storm Cloud, Lake George1923 by Georgia O'Keeffe

From 1918 to 1934, O’Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz, spent parts of the years on Stieglitz’s family estate on Lake George, a 36-acre property that served as a rural refuge for the artistic duo. During this decade and a half, O’Keeffe is reported to have created over 200 paintings...

...tangled tree-scapes and swirling, kaleidoscopic imagery evoke the tenser moments of the couples’ stay in the Adirondacks. They were, of course, living with Stieglitz’s extended family, a time described by various writers as “a period of destruction.”

“There is this sense that she felt constantly harassed by the overbearing Stieglitz family,” explains Dr. Cody Hartley, director of curatorial affairs at the O’Keeffe Museum, “and found the landscape cloying, as if it was too overgrown to offer creative inspiration.”

“Modern Nature” works to correct the over-generalized view that O’Keeffe held...
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Media: oil on canvas
Dimensions (h/w/d): 18 30 (46 76)
Location: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum