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Georgia O’Keeffe Works Finally Find a Paris Home

During the pandemic, many museums found it a struggle to stay open and still keep their patrons safe. There were very limited options for providing new artwork to show. The National Museum of Modern Art – Pompidou Center recently celebrated the reduced restriction with a new exhibit of Georgia O’Keeffe art. The exhibit will run from September until early December. It will include over 100 pieces and be a review of her vast artistic history.

Robert Delaunay Air, Iron, and Water - Pompidou Center favorite

It is the first solo show of the artist’s work ever shown in France. It was widely known that Alfred Stieglitz, O’Keeffe’s dealer and husband disapproved of museums in general and never encouraged her work to be shown in one. He preferred they hang in galleries or private collections. As a gallery owner, he was one of the first to show her work for sale.

Georgia O’Keeffe was a modern American artist who became well-known for her floral depictions. She is often referred to as the “mother of American Modernism.” Many of her pieces show her talent for the abstract, using dark lines and bold colors. O’Keeffe is also well known for her marriage to an art dealer who was influential in the careers of so many great modern artists. He was able to support her early in her career and assist her in becoming one of the wealthiest American female artists.

As both an American and a woman, skeptics were unsure if O’Keeffe could draw a crowd in Paris. The exhibition is comprehensive, including her paintings as well as many photographs. Aside from her famous magnified flowers, she also depicted subjects such as skyscrapers, skulls and antlers, and old country buildings. There will also be photographs taken of the artist herself.

Wassily Kandinsky Composition VII, 1913

While we do not currently carry any Georgia O’Keeffe paintings here at, we do offer a wide variety of other modern artists to choose from that can all be seen at the Paris Pompidou Center ongoing collection. We offer the Joy of Life and the Gold Fish from Henri Matisse. If you want something more abstract, there is the Farbstudie Quadrate by Wassily Kandinsky. For a more floral feel, try Flower Garden by Gustav Klimt. Or if you want to show more American modern, we have Morning Sun by Edward Hopper. Any of these pieces would be a great addition to your art collection.

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Amanda graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied English literature and got a masters degree in library sciences. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her nephews. Her best friend is her little dog Brady.