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1932 Georgia O'Keeffe Born: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887 Died: Santa Fe, New Mexico 1986 oil on canvas 84 3/8 x 48 1/4 in. (214.3 x 122.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation 1995.3.1 Not currently on view

Artwork Description

Dizzying heights, soaring verticals, and spectacular views of New York City's skyscrapers inspired some of Georgie O'Keeffe's most memorable paintings. O'Keeffe not only painted these wonders of modern architecture, she was also one of the first American artists to live in a skyscraper. In the mid-1920s, she and her husband Alfred Stieglitz, had an apartment on the thirtieth floor of the Shleton Hotel.

Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.



Architecture Exterior - commercial - skyscraper

Cityscape - New York New York

Object - flower - rose


paint - oil

fabric - canvas