Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Georgia O’Keeffe at Lake George, 1918-1928
O’Keeffe honed her skills as she interpreted the natural world of Lake George, New York.
Georgia O'Keeffe, Autumn Trees – The Maple, 1924
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Georgia O’Keeffe honed her skills as a modernist painter as she interpreted the natural world of Lake George, New York during the most prolific decade of her career between 1918 and 1928. The artist was inspired to paint new subjects as she explored the 36 acre Stieglitz family retreat overlooking Lake George. With each new painting, her goal was to find a modern style that transmitted her experience in the natural environment, whether the subject of her painting was the landscape, a tree, or small studies and still lifes. Her practice led to a refined and dramatic brush technique of laying down colors that meet at a hard edge creating spectacular color shifts along a precise line.