Georgia O’Keefe- Watercolors 1916-1918



Georgia O'Keeffe: Watercolors catalogues the first major exhibition of the nearly 50 luscious watercolors created by O'Keeffe between 1916 and 1918, while she lived in Canyon, Texas. These years mark a period of radical innovation for the artist, during which she firmly established her commitment to abstraction. While her work in Texas is often understood as merely a prelude to her career in NYC, these watercolors and drawings mark a seminal stage in O'Keeffe's artistic formation, representing the pivotal intersection of her disciplined art practice and her allegiance to the revolutionary techniques of her mentor, Arthur Wesley Dow.

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), often dubbed "mother of American modernism,"  is best known for her distinctive paintings of flowers and landscapes which applied a precise, often hard-edged abstract language to evocative natural forms.