In Yellow Hickory Leaves with Daisy, Georgia O’Keeffe painted the vividly colored leaves and white flower at a significantly magnified scale. She was inspired by the foliage she found on her walks in the summer around Lake George in upstate New York. Although she represented the leaves with carefully realistic handling, the close focus underscores their abstract qualities. She hoped that the strangely monumental subjects would inspire viewers to, as she said, “be surprised into taking time to look” at them in a new way.
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Daniel Catton Rich, “The Stieglitz Collection,” Bulletin of The Art Institute of Chicago, 18 (Nov. 15, 1949), p. 70.
Annual Report of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1965–1966, p. 27.
Sandra Grung, Supplement to Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1971, p. 82.
Benita Eisler, O’Keeffe and Stieglitz: An American Romance, New York: Doubleday, 1991, p. 377
Barbara Buhler Lynes, Georgia O’Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné, (National Gallery of Art/Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation/Yale University Press, 1999) no. 642 (vol. 1).
Judith A. Barter et al., American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago, From World War I to 1955 (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2009), cat. 51.
Charles C. Eldredge, Betsy Fahlman, Randall R. Griffey, Decades: An Expanded Context for Western American Art, 1900–1940, vol. 9, Western Passages (Denver Art Museum, 2014) (ill.).
New York, The Intimate Gallery, Georgia O’Keeffe: Paintings, 1928, Feb. 4–Mar. 17, 1929.
New York, An American Place, Georgia O’Keeffe: Paintings—New & Some Old, 1933, cat. 21, as Yellow Autumn Leaves with White Daisy.
Williamsburg, VA, College of William and Mary, Georgia O’Keeffe Paintings, May 4–9, 1938.
Art Institute of Chicago, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jan. 21–Feb. 22, 1943, cat. 27.
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe, May 14–Aug. 25, 1946, cat. 34.
Art Institute of Chicago, Junior Museum Corridor Exhibit, Nov. 13–May 3, 1975.
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), New York and New Mexico, 1928 [O’Keeffe moved permanently to New Mexico in 1949]; given through the Alfred Stieglitz Collection to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1965.
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