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Order and Enigma: American Art Between the Two Wars

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Jawbone and Fungus (recto); Untitled (Abstraction) (verso)

17 x 20 in. (43.2 x 50.8 cm)

Georgia O'Keeffe
United States (Sun Prairie, WI, 1887 - 1986, Santa Fe, NM)

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 1951.11a-b
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Location: Currently away on loan
Collection: Encyclopedia Britannica Collection

With her unique vision and expression, Georgia O’Keeffe epitomizes the modern American artist. Her simple, pared down shapes and closely cropped still-lifes of bones and flowers turn objects into landscapes of their own.
[Gallery label text, 2007]

Painting on the verso, an untitled abstraction, dates to ca. 1923

(An American Place, New York, NY); (The Downtown Gallery, New York, NY); purchased by the Encyclopedia Britannica Collection of Contemporary American Painting, Chicago, IL; purchased by Senator William Benton, CT, 1948; purchased by the Gallery in 1951

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Modern Art: Who, What, and Why? Materials accompanying a teacher inservice presentation at MAG Spring 2008
Seeing America Inservice Materials from a teacher in-service presentation Spring 2008
Seeing America Chapter on Georgia O’Keeffe's Jawbone and Fungus, written by Sarah Whitaker Peters.
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