Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George Paintings at Hyde Collection – The New York Times


Originally posted in The New York Times.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Lake George (formerly Reflection Seascape)” (1922). Credit All rights reserved, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

If you are a casual fan of Georgia O’Keeffe, you probably think of New Mexico when you think of her. After all, she lived there for decades and avidly explored the landscape in her work and her life, collecting stones and bones and accolades as one of America’s most celebrated painters.

But long before O’Keeffe embedded in the desert, her life included a period in the considerably lusher climes of upstate New York, on Lake George, the glacial Adirondack lake near here where she spent a series of summers — creating scores of paintings — while staying with Alfred Stieglitz, the photographer, art promoter and her eventual husband, whose family kept a small estate there.

Now, for the first time, some five-dozen of those creations have been brought together in an exhibition — “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George” — at the Hyde Collection, a tiny museum in this modest, well-kept city of about 15,000, an hour north of Albany.

And in an impressive display of upstate pride, the Hyde exhibition, which opened here in June, has already set…

via Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George Paintings at Hyde Collection – The New York Times.

11 thoughts on “Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George Paintings at Hyde Collection – The New York Times

  1. I am pleased to hear this…..I have been a fan of O’Keefe’s work for many years….I have visited her home in New Mexico…and was aware that prior to going out there she produced a lot of work in the Lake George area, which is also very beautiful and very different from New Mexico. I will have to tell my daughter about the exhibition….Janet. x

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      1. My eight anniversary of blogging is next month, (prior to WordPress with another server)….and I have written about Georgia O’Keefe….I am going to look and see if I can find one in particular that I thought captured the essence of this amazing woman. Janet. x

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  2. I live ten minutes from the wonderful Hyde Museum. Glens Falls is a paper mill city and the Hyde houses sit in front of a still working mill. Even in life the family planned to leave the house as a gift to the city–what public spirit!

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