[Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portrait]

Object Details

Title:

[Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portrait]

Artist/Maker(s):

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864 - 1946)

Culture:

American

Date:

1918

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

24.2 x 19.7 cm (9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.)

Copyright:

© J. Paul Getty Trust

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A striking figure in a smart hat, seductively open white shirt, and black jacket, Georgia O'Keeffe stands in front of one of her paintings and clutches at her breasts as if her hands contain a life force unto themselves. Her penetrating gaze above the camera transports her to a space the viewer cannot share.

From 1917 through the mid-1930s, Alfred Stieglitz photographed O'Keeffe, with whom he began a passionate relationship in 1918. He called the extended series of photographs he made of her Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portrait.

Exhibitions
O'Keeffe and Abstraction (September 17, 2009 to April 30, 2010) (144)
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, (New York), September 17, 2009 to January 15, 2010
  • The Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), February 1 to April 30, 2010
Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity (April 3 to September 2, 2012) (144)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), April 3 to September 2, 2012