Georgia O'Keeffe, Roofless Room, 1959–60

Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer

Feb. 26, 2022 to
Jun. 12, 2022
Georgia O’Keeffe forged a career as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, yet her lifelong connection to photography has not been explored in depth until now.

Georgia O’Keeffe forged a career as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. She became famous for her paintings of flowers, skyscrapers, and landscapes, yet her lifelong connection to photography has not been explored in depth until now.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer is the first exhibition devoted to O’Keeffe’s work as a photographer. Nearly 100 photographs from a newly examined archive reveal the American icon’s Modernist approach to the medium. Complementing the photographs are paintings and drawings to represent the full scope of her career.

Captured on film throughout her life—in early family pictures, travel snapshots, and portraits by a cavalcade of photographic artists—O’Keeffe (1887–1986) was no stranger to the medium. She expressed her unique perspective through all aspects of her life, and by the time she began her photographic practice in the mid-1950s, her singular identity and artistry were well established.

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with the collaboration of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. Generous support for the Addison’s presentation has been provided by the Elizabeth and Anthony Enders Exhibitions Fund.

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Press Release

First Exhibition Devoted to Georgia O’Keeffe’s Photography On View at the Addison Gallery of American Art in February

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From the mid-1950s until the 1970s, Georgia O’Keeffe produced more than 400 photographic images, focused primarily on her New Mexico home and the surrounding landscape…

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