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Georgia O'Keeffe
Blue Line, 1919
Oil on canvas, 20 3/16 x 17 1/8 inches
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Gift of The Burnett Foundation and The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation

Vertical canvas of mostly grey-blue tones with some distinct lines of strong color. General shape is that of a "U", dominated in the center by a vertical blue line. In the lower portion ribbons of greyish pink, blue-green, grey-blue curtain-like lines pull to meet in the middle creating the "U" shape out of which the delicate blue line rises. The upper portion radiates from light closest to the blue line blending out to the darkest part of the painting in the upper left & right corners.

Catalogue Raisonné Number



Inscriptions: Stretcher:
1. "303 / Blue Line" (graphite)
2. "63 / 1919" (AS, graphite)
3. "Georgia O'Keeffe / 114 E. 59" (AS, graphite)


The Burnett Foundation (partial share), 1996 The Burnett Foundation (Fort Worth) 1996 Fort Worth/Texas, The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation, 1993 The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation 1993 Abiquiu/New Mexico, Estate of the artist, 1986 Georgia O'Keeffe 1986 Abiquiu/New Mexico

Exhibition History

1923 New York (Anderson), no. 63
1997 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Inaugural
1998 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent
1999 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Four Painters of the Stieglitz Circle
2001 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) O'Keeffe's O'Keeffes
2002 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) GOKM 5th Anniversary
2003 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Debating American Modernism
2005 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (GOK and Andy Warhol: Flowers)
2006 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Celebration of New Work)
2008 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) GOK and the Camera; all venues
2010 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) GOK: Abstraction; all venues
2010 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) O'Keeffiana
2011 Europe (Rome, Munich, Helsinki) GOK: Retrospective
2012 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Faraway) *installed 12/10/12 as replacement for CR 120
2013 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Modern Nature)
2015 Columbia Museum of Art, Georgia O'Keeffe and Women Artists of the Carolinas, 1915-2015, Oct 2, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Publication History

Inaugural Catalogue: The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum; Peter Hassrick; 1997

Gift, © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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