Posted: October 10, 2018

Fact Sheet: ‘Unexpected O’Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings’

This rare exhibition explores Georgia O’Keeffe’s watercolor studies produced during her time at the University of Virginia (UVA) and will include several key sketches and paintings as well as other works demonstrating her developing style. While in Charlottesville in the summers from 1912 to 1916, O’Keeffe displayed an early attraction to modernism and abstraction, using her surroundings on the Grounds of UVA to investigate simplified and refined compositions. During her time at UVA, O’Keeffe’s work showed a dramatic shift to the ideas of modernism. See all


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