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    Georgia O’Keeffe: Memories of Drawings

    Photo: Anna Arca

    An exhibition of 21 exquisite photogravure prints of major drawings by Georgia O’Keeffe

    One of the most important artists in 20th-century American art, O’Keeffe balanced abstraction with figuration and tenaciously pursued her innovative style.

    Georgia O’Keeffe’s (1887 – 1986) iconic works of organic forms – including flowers and bones – surreal abstractions, rural landscapes and urban cityscapes uniquely captured the experience of her environment and broke new ground for women artists. 

    While best known as a painter, drawing was central to O’Keeffe’s practice. She used it as a language to evoke important moments and emotions – the curve of a flower petal, a desert horizon, the wave of a hair, or the flow of a winding road. 

    In fact, she took breaks from painting periodically throughout her career to focus only on drawing. These breaks reinvigorated her, and she’d say that these were often the best times in her life. 

    The 21 drawings featured in this exhibition were made between 1915 and 1963, spanning the period when O’Keeffe established herself as a major figure in American Modernism. 

    O’Keeffe worked with her agent and long-term friend Doris Bry (1920 – 2014) to produce this sublime collection of photogravures of the drawings, which charts key trajectories and motifs in her practice, and includes nine of her earliest charcoal abstracts.

    Exhibition tour dates

    • Saturday 18 June – Sunday 17 Jul 2022 The Turner House, Penarth
    • Saturday 1 October – Saturday 24 December 2022 Stevenage Museum
    • Saturday 21 January – Saturday 22 April 2023 Dick Institute, Kilmarnock
    • Saturday 26 August – Wednesday 15 November 2023 The Gallery at Winchester Discovery Centre

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    Exhibition available from 2022

    • Size: 21 prints, framed at 42 x 32cm each
    • Fee: £950 + VAT for 4 weeks; £1,700 + VAT for 9 weeks; £2,450 + VAT for 14 weeks
    • Gallery requirements: 30 – 40 metres of hanging space
    • Security Category C
    • Includes exhibition graphics

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