Spring

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1923/24

Artist:

Georgia O'Keeffe
American, 1887–1986

About this artwork

Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer and dealer Alfred Stieglitz, often treated the same subjects in their art. In Spring, O’Keeffe painted the building that held Stieglitz’s darkroom in Lake George, New York, where the couple summered between 1919 and 1927. A comparison of Spring with a nearly contemporaneous photograph of the same subject by Stieglitz shows that O’Keeffe simplified the building by omitting the chimney, window, and horizontal siding. She also enlarged the flagpole and curved its top, emphasizing its upward thrust with the vertical format of her picture. Her cropped depiction of the building, with flowering spring trees above, differs considerably from Stieglitz’s broader horizontal view of it in the wintry Adirondack landscape.

On View

American Art, Gallery 265

Artist

Georgia O'Keeffe

Title

Spring

Origin

United States

Date

1923–1924

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

45.7 × 35.4 cm (18 × 14 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Paul and Gabriella Rosenbaum

Reference Number

2002.72

Copyright

© 2018 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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