Ida Ten Eyck O'Keeffe
October 23, 1889
|Died||September 27, 1961 (aged 71)|
|Other names||Ida Ten Eyck|
Ida Ten Eyck O'Keeffe (October 23, 1889 – September 27, 1961) was an American visual artist known for oil paintings, watercolors, and monotypes.:6
Early life and career
Ida O'Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on October 23, 1889.:15 She was the third of seven children. When Ida was 13, the family moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, where O'Keeffe took drawing classes in summer school at the University of Virginia. With her younger sister Anita and her more famous older sister Georgia, she studied art with local watercolor artist Sara Mann. They also had two grandmothers who were artists.
O'Keeffe's artistic start was as a printmaker. She then briefly worked as a nurse before earning her Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. She painted approximately 70 canvases during her career. Her major themes included colorful, abstracted landscapes, and naturalistic still lifes. A number of her works feature lighthouses. She exhibited some works with her sisters Catherine and Georgia. Georgia gained more fame, partly because of a husband who worked as a well-known photographer and gallerist. O'Keeffe is known to have said, "I'd be famous, too, if I'd have had a Stieglitz." A 1933 review in a newspaper read "Georgia remains supreme."
Collections and exhibitions
O'Keeffe's first exhibition was in 1927 at the Opportunity Gallery in New York, where she was identified as Ida Ten Eyck, to avoid being compared to her sister, Georgia. In 1974, she was featured in an exhibition in Santa Fe. She was featured in a solo exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art entitled "Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow". Her works will be on display at the Clark Art Institute from July to October 2019. A number of her works may be found in private collections.
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- Michael Hardy (December 2018). "In Dallas, Ida O'Keeffe Could Finally Escape Georgia's Shadow". Texas Monthly. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
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- "Ida Ten Eyck O'Keeffe". JLW Collection. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
- Javier Pes (May 29, 2018). "Georgia O'Keeffe's Sister Ida Was an Artist Too—and Now Her Work Is Finally Emerging From Her Domineering Sibling's Shadow". Artnet. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
- "Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow Celebrates the Career of a Forgotten American Modernist". The Clark. January 16, 2019. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- Kinsey Gidick. "The Other O'Keeffe". Garden & Gun. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- 'Ida O'Keefe-obituary,' The Capital Times (Wisconsin), October 12, 1961, pg. 10
- Jamie Stengle (May 14, 2018). "Another O'Keeffe emerges for exhibit: Georgia's sister Ida". Star Tribune. Retrieved March 16, 2019.