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Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

Dallas Museum of Art


Ida O’Keeffe is said to have told her more illustrious sister: ‘I’d be famous, too, if I’d have had a Stieglitz.’ Presenting some 40 of Ida’s paintings and etchings, this exhibition – the first proper survey of her work – takes us from her powerful early realist paintings of the 1920s to the mode of abstraction she developed in the ’30s – and also explores her thwarted ambition. A number of Alfred Stieglitz’s portraits of Ida from the 1920s are also on display. Find out more about the Ida O’Keeffe exhibition from the Dallas Museum of Art’s website. 

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Star Gazing in Texas, Ida Ten Eyck O'Keeffe

Star Gazing in Texas (1938), Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe. Dallas Museum of Art

Variation on a Lighthouse Theme II, Ida O’Keeffe

Variation on a Lighthouse Theme II (before 1932), Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe

Creation, Ida O’Keeffe

Creation (n.d.), Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe. Courtesy Gerald Peters Gallery

Pacific Cast, Ida O’Keeffe

Pacific Cast (1937), Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe. Collection of Kelly Kissell

The Royal Oak of Tennessee, Ida O’Keeffe

The Royal Oak of Tennessee (1932), Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe. Private Collection, New York 

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