Elegant and innovative: The art of Georgia O’Keeffe

Acknowledged as one of America’s most significant twentieth-century artists, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) is admired around the world for her elegant and innovative modernist paintings. O’Keeffe grew up on a farm near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and as a child received art lessons at home. By the time she graduated from high school in 1905 she was…

O’Keeffe, Preston, and Cossington Smith in Brisbane

‘O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism’ celebrates the work of three pioneering artists who made distinguished contributions to the development of international modernism. All born in the late nineteenth century, American painter Georgia O’Keeffe and Australian artists Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith came of age during the 1910s and ’20s, decades of great social…

Making Modernism

Even though they did not discuss their work with each other, North American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) and Australians Margaret Preston (1875–1963) and Grace Cossington Smith (1892–1984) shared a passionate curiosity for the natural world, and each worked within the emerging transcultural discourse of Modernism. Their respective early training in traditional representational techniques gave way…

In the pursuit of modernism

An exhibition celebrating the iconic work of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) and pioneering Australian artists Margaret Preston (1875–1963) and Grace Cossington Smith (1892–1984) opens at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) from 11 March to 11 June 2017. ‘O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism’ includes 90 paintings, 30 by each artist, and considers the distinguished…

Ground-breaking exhibition brings O’Keeffe work to Brisbane

The Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Heide Museum of Modern Art are delighted to present ‘O’Keeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith: Making Modernism’ in partnership with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe USA. This ground-breaking exhibition showcases the iconic art of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most significant American painters of the twentieth century,…