Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow

July 4–October 14, 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. 
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.

The Clark’s summer 2019 exhibitions and programs are made possible in part by generous support from Denise Littlefield Sobel. 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.

Image: Ida Ten Eyck O'Keeffe (American, 1889-1961), Variation on a Lighthouse Theme IV (detail), c. 1931-32, oil on canvas, 20 x 17 in. Jeri L. Wolfson Collection.