Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 1st Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 1st Floor; Suite 113, West Wall

“Petunias, 1925“ by Georgia O’Keeffe

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.79.4
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1925 oil on hardboard painting
Date:
2014
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 26 in Width: 36 in
Description:
A cluster of purple petunias.
Historical Context:
Georgia O'Keeffe is an American painter known for her tendency to challenge the boundaries of American "modern style" of painting. Many of her paintings closely observe flowers, landscapes, animals, and shells. Many of her works are also inspired by New Mexico, where she spent most of her late life. Her unique style of painting had a strong influence on the European style, as opposed to European style influencing the United States, which had been more common throughout history.