The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute to explore "Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influence"


Arthur Dove, Sunrise I, 1936. Tempera on canvas, 25 x 35 in. (63.5 x 88.9 cm). Collection of Deborah and Ed Shein [Courtesy of and copyright The Estate of Arthur Dove / Courtesy Terry Dintenfass, Inc.]

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – The life and work
of Georgia O’Keeffe have fascinated critics, scholars, and art lovers alike
since she burst onto the New
York art scene in the early 1900s. On June 7,
the Sterling and
Francine Clark Art Institute adds a chapter to this story with the first
exhibition to explore the role of the influential American modernist painter
Arthur Dove as the key figure in O’Keeffe’s development of abstraction as a
means of artistic expression.
Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of
will feature 60 major oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and
pastels spanning 1910 to the early 1940s. Among the seminal works on view will
be O’Keeffe’s Dark Abstraction (1924) and Jack-in-The Pulpit No. VI
(1930), and Dove’s Moon (1935) and Fog Horns (1929) . The Clark is the exclusive venue for this exhibition, which
will be on view through September 7, 2009.