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The Art Gal­le­ry of On­ta­rio will be run­ning a com­pre­hen­sive look at the work of pio­nee­ring Ame­ri­can pain­ter Geor­gia O'keefe with over 100 works of art on dis­play by one of the most in­fluen­tial and suc­cess­ful mo­der­nists of the 20th cen­tu­ry

O'keefe li­ved from 1887-1986 and so one can say that she li­ved through and emer­ged trium­phant from some of the most tu­mul­tuous years in art his­to­ry. For some, it will come as a sur­prise to know that an ar­tist who would be des­cri­bed to­day as re­pre­sen­ta­tio­nal or rea­lis­tic star­ted out ex­pe­ri­men­ting with abs­trac­tion.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will chart the flow of her ca­reer from her ear­ly abs­tract work and will contain char­coals, wa­ter­co­lours and oils and in­ves­ti­gate the re­la­tion­ship of form to land­scape, mu­sic, co­lour and com­po­si­tion and her in­ter­est in sy­naes­the­sia which some see as in­ter­pre­ting mu­sic as co­lour.

There will al­so be por­traits, nude and other­wise ta­ken by her hus­band, the dis­tin­gui­shed pho­to­gra­pher and art dea­ler Al­fred Stie­glitz. As well as char­ting her de­ve­lop­ment the show will al­so look at how mo­der­nist photography in­fluen­ced her work and she in­ter­pre­ted the New Mexi­co land­scape she fell in love with.

Geor­gia O'keefe runs from April 22 to Ju­ly 30, 2017.

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