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Blue #4

Georgia O'Keeffe

American Art

On View: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, 4th Floor
In her early abstractions, O’Keeffe rendered the same soft, flowing organic forms as she did in her dress. Her rounded forms also have a kinship with the plant-form vocabularies popularized by the international Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. When Alfred Stieglitz saw her first abstractions, he is famously said to have exclaimed, “Finally, a woman on paper,” and in 1916 and again in 1917, he hung some of them in his gallery at 291 Fifth Avenue.
MEDIUM Watercolor on paper
DATES 1916
DIMENSIONS 15 15/16 x 10 15/16 in. (40.5 x 27.8 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, 4th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 58.76
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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CAPTION Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887-1986). Blue #4, 1916. Watercolor on paper, 15 15/16 x 10 15/16 in. (40.5 x 27.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 58.76 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 58.76.jpg)
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Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887-1986). <em>Blue #4</em>, 1916. Watercolor on paper, 15 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.  (40.5 x 27.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 58.76 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 58.76.jpg)