The exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe and the Calla Lily in American Art, 1860-1940, organized by the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (exhibited at the museum October 3, 2002 - January 14, 2003), is the first to examine the great appeal of this exotic flower as a subject for American painters and photographers. This gorgeous book presents a visual feast of 54 depictions of the calla by 33 different artists such as Imogen Cunningham, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Rebecca James, Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray, Joseph Stella, and Edward Weston. Its nine paintings of this elegant bloom by O'Keeffe, six by Hartley, and one by Demuth acknowledge the importance of this subject to the Stieglitz circle of modernist artists. The exhibition catalogue, published by Yale University Press in association with the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, includes an introduction by esteemed O'Keeffe scholar and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum curator, Barbara Buhler Lynes, and two essays on the history and meaning of the calla, one by James Moore, director, The Albuquerque Museum, and another by Charles C. Eldredge, Hall Distinguished Professor of American Art and Culture at the University of Kansas. Soft Cover.
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