A large retrospective of American painter Georgia O’Keeffe has just opened at Tate Modern, featuring over 100 major artworks that underscore her important role in the development of American modernism, as well as her pioneering of feminist art in the 1970s.
Spanning six decades, the exhibition charts the development of her practice from her abstract early charcoal experiments to her sensual flowers and later the animal skulls she created during frequent stays in the New Mexico desert,
One room is dedicated to the artist’s professional and personal relationship with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, an important art promoter in New York who helped organize exhibitions for August Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Henti Matisse, and many others. O’Keeffe married Stieglitz in 1924, and the influence of photography can often be seen in her work such as the close cropping in ”Oriental Poppies” 1927.
To learn more, we talk to Hannah Johnston, assistant curator at Tate Modern and a co-curator of the exhibition.