Collection

Georgia O'Keeffe
American, 1887-1986

Spring, c. 1922
Oil on canvas
Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Schwab (Edna Bryner, class of 1907)
1967.31.15
Period: 20th c
Classification: Painting
Dimensions: Framed: 37 1/2 x 32 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. (95.25 x 82.55 x 7.94 cm) Unframed: 35 1/2 x 30 3/8 in. (90.17 x 77.15 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Not signed
Exhibition History v
Japan, Shimane Art Museum, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," March 7 - May 11, 2008. Cat. no. 33, p 86 Japan, Ishibashi Museum of Art, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," May 17 - July 20, 2008. Cat. no. , p . Japan, Yamagata Museum of Art, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," July 30 - August 31, 2008. Cat. no. , p. . Japan. Fuchu Art Museum, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," September 6 - November 3, 2008. Cat. no. , p. . Japan, Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," November 14 - December 14, 2008. Cat. , p. . Dublin, Ireland, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, “Georgia O’Keeffe Nature and Abstraction,” March 6 – May 13, 2007. New York, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, "O'Keefe and Abstraction," September 17, 2009 - January 15, 2010; The Phillips Collection, February 1, 2010 - April 30, 2010; Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, May 15, 2010 - September 10, 2010.
Description v
Georgia O’Keeffe began exhibiting with Alfred Stieglitz in 1916 at his famous 291 Gallery. After it closed its doors (with an O’Keeffe show) in 1917, the artist exhibited at the Anderson Gallery, where in 1923 a solo exhibition of one hundred paintings was held entitled Alfred Stieglitz Presents One Hundred Pictures: Oils, Water-colors, Pastels, Drawings, by Georgia O’Keeffe, American. Spring was included in this exhibition. The paintings by O’Keeffe from the period 1918–1924, which are among her most evocative studies of nature, were inspired by her travels to Texas, the Southwest, and Maine. Most are, like Spring, presented with the forms directly against the picture plane, the absence of a foreground creating an intimate confrontation with the viewer. The resulting sense of magnification is strengthened by O’Keeffe’s use of vibrant colors.
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