1887 in Sun Prairie, WI
Died 1986 in Santa Fe, NM
|Yellow Jonquils #3, 1936|
oil paint on canvas
|O'Keeffe is celebrated as
one of the great American modernists and a visionary of the American Southwest,
the land with which she is often associated (though it was not until 1929
that she first visited New Mexico, and 1949 that she moved there). Yellow
Jonquils # 3 dates from an earlier time period when O'Keeffe was based
in New York and married to photographer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz.
In this work, she crystallizes in simplified form the beauty and majesty
of nature, painting Yellow Jonquils #3 during visits to Lake George
in upstate New York where Stieglitz had a home.