Interesting Art from O'Keeffe's Sister Will be on Display in Dallas

Posted by on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 7:39am

Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was the name of an American artist that was born on November 15, 1887 and died on March 6, 1986. Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe was the third of seven children in the O'Keeffe. While her older sister Georgia is more well-known, Ida was a very talented artist as well.

Giving Ida Spotlight

Some of the artwork of the younger sister of Georgia O'Keeffe that people do not know a lot about will be put on display in Dallas. The work will take center stage for its big debut at the Museum of Art in Dallas in the year 2017. Ida took a lot of art lessons when she was growing up and became an art teacher as an adult. She was clearly just as passionate about art as her sister was.

What the Exhibit will Include

The exhibit features a collection of 40 watercolors, paintings, drawings, and prints that were all done by Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe. There will also be several pictures of her taken in the 1920's on display. The pictures were all taken by her sister's husband, Alfred Stieglitz, who was an acclaimed photographer.

The Reason Why

There are many art lovers who feel that Georgia holds so much of the spotlight that the rest of the O'Keeffe family does not get the spotlight they deserve. The hopes of debuting the little sister less known work will help people better understand Ida not only as a person, but as an artist as well.

This exhibit will take you through three decades of Ida's career as an artist. The oldest artwork in the exhibit is from the 1920's. It is the beautiful and abstract pieces from the 1930's that are going to really leave an impression on you. Ida enjoyed doing abstract pieces of lighthouses. It was during the 1930's that the younger sister of Georgia received very positive feedback from local art critics.

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