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Red Hills with Flowers

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1940

Artist:

Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887–1986)

About this artwork

Georgia O’Keeffe frequently explored the Southwestern landscape in search of noteworthy views, and in the summer of 1940, she found an inspiring sight: “The places you can go on a horse here always astonish me … the most exciting was being on top of a ridge of red hills and seeing the blue flat topped mountains above them—it was very good.” She painted Red Hills with Flowers a month later, depicting bushes of small white flowers growing from the eroded gullies of the red badland, with the blue mesa barely visible to the right. O’Keeffe housed it in a thin strip frame made of a silver metal that she had partially plated with copper to complement the composition’s color scheme.

Status

On View, Gallery 265

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Georgia O'Keeffe

Title

Red Hills with Flowers

Places

United States (Artist's nationality:), New Mexico (Object made in)

Date

1940

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, inscribed, and dated verso, artist's backing board middle, in black ink: Georgia O’Keeffe / Red Hills with Flowers / Summer 1940 / ✡[hexagram]

Dimensions

30.5 × 76.5 cm (12 × 30 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mary P. Hines

Reference Number

2022.618

Copyright

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

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