Apple Family – 2
was painted during a visit to Lake George, to stay with O’Keeffe’s future husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz, in his family’s summer home. At this time her approach to painting apples was almost photographic – possibly inspired by Stieglitz’s photos of the apple trees at Lake George – and she has chosen a very realistic palette of strong reds, browns and greens.
Apple Family - 2
Date of work
Oil on canvas, 20.6 x 25.7 cm Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Burnett Foundation and The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation (1997.04.003) © 2016 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ DACS, London
Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls and New Mexico desert landscapes. O’Keeffe made her debut in 1916 and was immediately recognised as a trailblazing artist, while today her legacy as an American art icon and a pioneer of twentieth-century art is widely recognised. ”Men put me down as the best woman painter I think I’m one of the best painters.”