A bird’s eye view of Lake George over the treetops in the foreground, the foliage appearing as clouds of color painted in a range of autumn shades. On the far shore, separated by the deep blue of the lake in the middle ground, Georgia O’Keeffe eliminated the homes that dot the landscape. Instead, just two small slivers of beach are set against the deep purple mountains that tower over the scene and nearly push the sky out of the picture, so that the clouds appear as a thin halo above the mountains.
O’Keeffe’s husband, the photographer, publisher, and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz, had a family home at Lake George where they went each summer. Stieglitz captured a similar view the same year, Lake George, 1922, in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Flora Stieglitz Straus (Stieglitz’s niece);
By descent to her daughter, Ann Straus Gertler;
[Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY];
New York. Anderson Galleries. O’Keeffe Exhibition. 1923.
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Glens Falls, NY. The Hyde Collection. Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George (June 15-September 15, 2013); Santa Fe, NM. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (October 4, 2013-January 26, 2014); Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum (February 8-May 11, 2014).
Tulsa. Philbrook Museum of Art. From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection(February 8-May 3, 2015); Phoenix. Phoenix Art Museum (June 5-September 6, 2015); Santa Fe. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (September 25, 2015-January 10, 2016).
Santa Fe. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Extended loan. January-April 2016.
Chadds Ford, PA. Brandywine River Museum of Art. Rural Modern: American Art Beyond the City (October 29, 2016-January 22, 2017); Atlanta. High Museum of Art (February 12-May 7, 2017), p. 70, 131, 192, ill. p. 70, pl. 22.
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Paris. Le Centre Pompidou. Georgia O’Keeffe (September 8-December 6, 2021); Basel. Fondation Beyeler (January 23-May 22, 2023).
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