Drawing III

Georgia O'Keeffe, American, 1887 - 1986

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
1959

Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 5/8 x 24 3/4 inches (47.3 x 62.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

* Gallery 122, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, first floor (Korman Gallery)

Accession Number:
1997-42-1

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with funds contributed by the Arcadia Foundation, and gift of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation, 1997

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Label:
Water is dark and solid, and meanders like the branches of a tree trunk in this drawing, which was inspired by a series of tiny charcoal sketches of earth and river shapes that Georgia O'Keeffe observed from the air during a trip around the world in 1959. She wrote: "I was surprised to see how many large spots of desert we went over-with a large river or river bed crossing over the sand. I made many drawings about an inch high-that later, when I was home, I made into larger drawings and after that paintings."


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