Georgia O’Keeffe: Mother of American Modernism

Temple University

Matthew Palczynski holds a Ph.D. in art history and has been teaching at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art since 2004, where his focus is on vanguard art post-1850. He has lectured extensively at colleges, including the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, and for organizations such as The Barnes Foundation, Road Scholar, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.



Why does Georgia O’Keeffe’s life and work continue to resonate today? This talk explores the many phases of O’Keeffe’s remarkable career, paying particular attention to how her pictorial style evolved with each of her moves around the country, most notably to New York and New Mexico. Inspired by both town and country, O’Keeffe’s profoundly rich paintings mirrored the depth of her surroundings – wherever she happened to be – and positioned her at the forefront of American modernist art.




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Mary Lou Gerstle

Good lecture.

8 months ago
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