White Canadian Barn II

Artist: Georgia O'Keeffe (American, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887–1986 Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Date: 1932

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 12 x 30 in. (30.5 x 76.2 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1964

Accession Number: 64.310

Description

Seeking to escape the pressures of her life with Alfred Stieglitz, O'Keeffe drove to the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Canada in the summer of 1932 for a few weeks respite. There she painted a series of seven barns whose austere design and blackened doors and windows prefigure her later series of New Mexico patio doors.

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