Ida Ten Eyck O'Keeffe
Variation on a Lighthouse Theme II

c. 1931–32. Oil on canvas. Private collection, Dallas, Texas

Ida O'Keeffe

Escaping Georgia's Shadow

July 4–October 6, 2019

Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe (1889–1961) was a talented American modernist, whose paintings and prints of the 1920s and 1930s explore realism and abstraction in the service of a distinctive artistic style. Yet the fact that her older sister was the renowned Georgia O’Keeffe begins to explain why most people have not heard of her. Drawing on extensive new research, Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow assesses Ida’s work and life, including her training, technique, and travels—as well as the sisters’ sibling rivalry, prompted by Georgia’s interest in being the only painter in the family. A fully illustrated catalogue, the first dedicated to the artist, accompanies the exhibition.
 
Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. Generous support for the exhibition and catalogue is provided by The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation. The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation is dedicated to being a resource and strategic partner for social change, focusing on advancing equity for women and girls, and encouraging cultural diversity and representation in the arts.
 
Presentation of Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow at the Clark is supported by James and Barbara Moltz, Karen and Robert Scott, and Richard and Carol Seltzer.