Yellow Hickory Leaves with Daisy

A work made of oil on canvas.
© The Art Institute of Chicago

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1928

Artist:

Georgia O'Keeffe
American, 1887–1986

About this artwork

In the 1920s, Georgia O’Keeffe began concentrating on representing enlarged still-life elements with carefully realistic handling. Although known more for her flower paintings, she frequently depicted leaves, inspired by the examples she found on her walks around Lake George in upstate New York, where she summered with her husband, Alfred Stieglitz, between 1918 and 1928. In Yellow Hickory Leaves with Daisy, O’Keeffe painted the leaves around the small white daisy at lower center so that they seem to be emanating from the flower. She hoped that the strangely magnified subjects would inspire viewers to, as she said, “be surprised into taking time to look at” them in a new way.

On View

American Art, Gallery 265

Artist

Georgia O'Keeffe

Title

Yellow Hickory Leaves with Daisy

Origin

United States

Date

1928

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed and dated verso: G. O'Keeffe / 10-10-28

Dimensions

76.5 × 101.6 cm (29 7/8 × 39 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection, gift of Georgia O'Keeffe

Reference Number

1965.1180

Copyright

© The Art Institute of Chicago

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