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White Canadian Barn II

Artist:
Georgia O'Keeffe (American, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887–1986 Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Date:
1932
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
12 x 30 in. (30.5 x 76.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1964
Accession Number:
64.310
Not on view
Seeking to escape the pressures of her life with Alfred Stieglitz, O'Keeffe drove to the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Canada in the summer of 1932 for a few weeks respite. There she painted a series of seven barns whose austere design and blackened doors and windows prefigure her later series of New Mexico patio doors.
Inscription: Initialed (on stretcher, in black crayon): OK
the artist (1932–64; on extended loan to MMA, 1949–64; her gift as part of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection to MMA)

An American Place, New York. "Georgia O'Keeffe: Paintings—New & Some Old," January 7–February 22, 1933, extended to March 15, 1933, brochure no. 14 (as "White Barn no. 3") [possibly this picture].

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Modern Works of Art: Fifth Anniversary Exhibition," November 20, 1934–January 20, 1935, no. 120 (as "Canadian Barn No. 2").

An American Place, New York. "Georgia O'Keeffe: Exhibition of Paintings (1919–1934)," January 27–March 11, 1935, no. 16 (as "White Barn").

New York. Downtown Gallery. "Paintings by 12 Younger Americans," October 19–November 6, 1937, no catalogue.

An American Place, New York. "Exhibition of Four Americans: Dove, Marin, O'Keeffe, Stieglitz, and Picasso," October 17–November 27, 1941, no. 13 (as "Canadian Barn") [possibly this picture].

Art Institute of Chicago. "Georgia O'Keeffe," January 21–February 22, 1943, no. 50.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "History of an American, Alfred Stieglitz: '291' and After, Selections from the Stieglitz Collection," July 1–November 1, 1944, no. 281.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Georgia O'Keeffe: An Exhibition," May 14–August 25, 1946, no catalogue (checklist no. 45).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Alfred Stieglitz Exhibition: His Collection," June 10–August 31, 1947, no catalogue (checklist no. 81).

Art Institute of Chicago. "Alfred Stieglitz: His Photographs and His Collection," February 2–29, 1948, extended to March 7, 1948, no catalogue (checklist, loan no. 47.304).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "20th Century Painters: A Special Exhibition of Oils, Water Colors and Drawings Selected from the Collections of American Art in the Metropolitan Museum," June 16–October 29, 1950, unnum. brochure (p. 9).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "From the Alfred Stieglitz Collection: An Extended Loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 22–August 12, 1951, no catalogue (checklist no. E.L.51.688; loan extended to May 15, 1961).

New York. Wildenstein Galleries. "Loan Exhibition of Seventy XX Century American Paintings," February 21–March 22, 1952, no. 40.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fourteen American Masters: Paintings from Colonial Times to Today," October 16, 1958–January 4, 1959, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Three Centuries of American Painting," April 9–October 17, 1965, unnum. checklist.

Osaka. Japan World Exposition. "Images of America: American Painting," March 1–September 30, 1970, not in catalogue.

Moscow. State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. "Representations of America," December 15, 1977–February 15, 1978, no catalogue.

Leningrad. State Hermitage Museum. "Representations of America," March 15–May 15, 1978, no catalogue.

Minsk, Belarus. Palace of Art. "Representations of America," June 15–August 15, 1978, no. catalogue.

Berlin. Akademie der Künste. "Amerika: Traum und Depression 1920/40," November 9–December 28, 1980, no. 261.

Kunstverein Hamburg die Ausstellung. "Amerika: Traum und Depression 1920/40," January 11–February 15, 1981, no. 261.

Munich. Haus der Kunst. "Amerikanische Malerei 1930-1980," November 14, 1981–January 31, 1982, no. 36.

Cincinnati. Taft Museum. "1930's Remembered," September 25–December 5, 1982, unnumbered cat. (part 3, Fine Arts).

Northampton, Mass. Smith College Museum of Art. "Three American Artists in Québec: Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Milton Avery," October 18–December 2, 1984, no. 7.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 1887–1986," November 19, 1988–February 5, 1989, not in catalogue (unnumbered checklist addenda).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 1887–1986," March 30–June 18, 1989, not in catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 190.

Edwina Spencer. "Around the Galleries." Creative Art 12 (April 1933), p. 315, ill., as "Barn No. 2".

James W. Lane. The Work of Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portfolio of Twelve Paintings. New York, 1937, pl. 10.

"Alfred Stieglitz Made Georgia O'Keeffe Famous." Life 4 (February 14, 1938), p. 31, ill., as "White Barn".

Peyton Boswell, Jr. Modern American Painting. New York, 1940, pp. 124, 145, ill., as "White Barn".

"O'Keeffe in Review." Art Digest (February 15, 1943), p. 14, ill.

Daniel Catton Rich. "Exhibition of Paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe." Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 37 (February 1943), p. 19, ill.

"Georgia O'Keeffe." U.S.A.: An American Review 2, no. 8 (1945), pp. 95-96, ill., as "Untitled".

MKR's Art Outlook 11 (June 1946), p. 8, ill., as "The White Barn".

John I. H. Baur, ed. New Art in America: Fifty Painters of the 20th Century. Greenwich, Conn., 1957, p. 111, ill.

Henry Geldzahler. American Painting in the Twentieth Century. New York, 1965, p. 153, ill.

George Heard Hamilton. "The Alfred Stieglitz Collection." Metropolitan Museum Journal 3 (1970), p. 392.

Sam Hunter and John Jacobus. American Art of the Twentieth Century: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture. New York, 1973, p. 126, ill.

Georgia O'Keeffe. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1976, text facing pls. 64 and 66, ill.

Lisa Mintz Messinger. "Georgia O'Keeffe." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 42 (Fall 1984), pp. 29-31, 60, fig. 29.

Jan Garden Castro. The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1985, pp. 96, 102, ill.

Lisa Mintz Messinger. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1988, pp. 52, 54-55, fig. 37.

Elizabeth Montgomery. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1993, pp. 92-93, ill.

Lisa Mintz Messinger in The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Ed. Peter H. Hassrick. New York, 1997, p. 47, installation photo of Exh. New York 1946.

Barbara Buhler Lynes. Georgia O'Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1999, vol. 1, p. 496, no. 807, ill.

Lisa Mintz Messinger. Georgia O'Keeffe. London, 2001, pp. 133-34, fig. 5.20.

Barbara Buhler Lynes with Russell Bowman. O'Keeffe's O'Keeffes: The Artist's Collection. Exh. cat., Milwaukee Art Museum. New York, 2001, p. 169 (app. 2: "Works Given to Institutions during the Artist's Lifetime").

Lisa Mintz Messinger in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 14, 204, 281, no. 190, ill. (color).

Sarah Greenough, ed. My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Vol. 1, 1915–1933. New Haven, Conn., 2011, pp. 644, 667, 675, 683.



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