The San Diego Museum of Art’s exquisite new exhibition catalogue accompanies our major exhibition O’Keeffe and Moore. It explores the evolution of Modernism through the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and Henry Moore and features essays from prominent scholars, including representatives of SDMA, the Henry Moore Foundation and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. This richly illustrated catalogue delves into each artist’s motivation and methodology, and the parallels between them, in particular, the inspiration both took from nature and organic forms, such as bones and seashells. In addition to explorations of the artists’ studios that provide further insight into their working methods, the catalogue presents drawings, paintings, and sculpture that illustrate the organic roots of Modernism developed independently, yet concurrently, by O’Keeffe and Moore. This publication will also include a comparative chronology of the lives and careers of the two artists.

Anita Feldman, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Education at The San Diego Museum of Art
Hannah Higham, Senior Curator of Collections and Research at the Henry Moore Foundation
Jennifer Laurent, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Barbara Buhler Lynes, who is recognized as the foremost authority on Georgia O’Keeffe, and is the author of the O’Keeffe catalogue raisonné
Ariel Plotek, Fine Arts Curator at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Chris Stephens, Director of the Holburne Museum in Bath, England

Size: 10 x 10.47 inches
256 pages
170 color illustrations

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O’Keeffe and Moore

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