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Georgia O'Keeffe
Cottonwood Tree in Spring, 1943
Georgia O'Keeffe
Cottonwood Tree in Spring, 1943
Oil on canvas, 30 1/16 x 36 1/8 inches
Gift of The Burnett Foundation

Whispy green and yellowish green cottonwood tree fills the entire canvas. Blue sky is viable in the upper corners and through some of the branches, yet overall the painting is dominated by the blurred, flowing color of fresh green leaves and fingers of white branches.

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(An American Place, New York, N.Y.) ^(The Downtown Gallery, New York, N.Y.) ^Wright Ludington, Santa Barbara, Calif., 1944 ^(Richard L. Feigen & Co., Inc., New York, N.Y.) ^Ruth Carter Stevenson, Fort Worth, Tex., 1965 ^Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Tex., gift of Ruth Carter Stevenson, 1986 ^Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, N.Mex. ^The Burnett Foundation, Fort Worth, Tex., 1996

Exhibition History

1944 New York (An American Place), no. 9, as Cottonwood Tree in Spring
1958 Claremont, no. 52
1997 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Inaugural
1998 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent
1999 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Four Painters / Skunk Cabbage)
2002 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Edward Weston)
2002 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) GOKM 5th Anniversary
2003 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Debating American Modernism)
2003 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Stieglitz / Frames of Preference)
2006 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Celebration of New Work)
2010 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Rothenberg: Moving in Place)
2010 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) O'Keeffiana
2011 Europe (Rome, Munich, Helsinki) GOK: Retrospective
2014 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Abiquiu Views x 2
2015 Musee de Grenoble, Georgia O'Keeffe, Nov. 7, 2015 - Feb. 7, 2016

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