Works of Georgia O'Keeffe's sister to be exhibited

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 30, 2014 at 9:11 am •  Published: May 30, 2014
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DALLAS (AP) — Little-known works by the younger sister of famed artist Georgia O'Keeffe will take center stage at an exhibit that will debut at the Dallas Museum of Art in 2017 before going on tour.

The exhibit will feature about 40 paintings, watercolors, prints and drawings by Ida O'Keeffe, along with photographs of her taken in the 1920s by her sister's husband, acclaimed photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

"She possessed a very good eye. She was very skilled in the art of composition and also in technique," said Sue Canterbury, curator of American art the museum and organizer of the exhibition.

Canterbury hopes the exhibit, titled "Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow," will help reveal Ida O'Keeffe both as a person and an artist.

Canterbury said she first became aware of Ida O'Keeffe after viewing one of her works in a private collection a couple of years ago. As she started researching her, the idea for the exhibit was born. The exhibit's works will mostly come from private collections across the country, Canterbury said, adding that she's been reading through correspondence to learn more about Ida O'Keeffe.

"It's still a voyage of discovery," she said.