• Georgia O’Keeffe, Lake George [formerly Reflection Seascape], 1922. Oil on canvas. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, gift of Charlotte Mack. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Georgia O’Keeffe, Starlight Night, Lake George, 1922. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Petunias
    Georgia O’Keeffe, Petunias, 1925. Oil on board. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, museum purchase, gift of the M. H. de Young Family. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Lake George Barns
    Georgia O’Keeffe, American (1887-1986), Lake George Barns, 1926. Oil on canvas. Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Gift of the T. B. Walker Foundation, 1954. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

From magnified botanical compositions to panoramic landscapes, the works in this exhibition offer a deeper understanding of the spirit of place that was essential to O'Keeffe's artistic evolution.

From 1918 until the early 1930s, Georgia O’Keeffe retreated annually to Alfred Stieglitz’s family estate on Lake George in upstate New York, where she reveled in the discovery of new subject matter and found respite in the rural setting without the distractions of city life. O’Keeffe’s experiences there inspired one of the most transformative and productive periods of her career, energizing the development of her signature modernist style.

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