Radius Books, Co-published with: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Text by Amy Von Lintel Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art History Doris Alexander Endowed Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts Director of the Gender Studies Program.
"Georgia O’Keeffe: Watercolors 1916-1918" catalogues the first extensive exhibition (04/29/2016 – 10/30-2016, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM) of almost 50 watercolors created by O’Keeffe between 1916 and 1918, while she lived in Canyon, Texas.
It is reasonable to wonder why these works surfaced only now, twenty years after the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum was established and one hundred years after being made. There is always a need to question the status of works that are “discovered” and featured after the creator is gone.
Could these personal, experimental and marginal drawings be considered with such importance? Perhaps they only receive such attention and interest...