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April 15, 2019

 

There Was Only Room for One – Ida O’Keeffe

Comes Out of the Shadow of Her Older Sister

 

        Warren County Historical Society held a program in March in which we learned about the father and sister of the famous suffragette, Inez Milholland.  We recently came across a page from Smithsonian magazine where we found another family dominated by a famous sibling, that of the O’Keeffe family.

        Everyone knows of Georgia O’Keeffe, who at one time lived on the shores of Lake George with the Stieglitz family, and her reputation as a painter. It has come to our attention that her sister, Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe (1889-1961) was also a painter and was once considered by her family to be more talented than her eldest sister, Georgia O’Keeffe.

Page 14 from Smithsonian Magazine, December 2018

 

 

 

 

Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe

Like her famous sister, she also painted flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like her famous sister, she also painted flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Oak of Tennessee (1932)

 

 

 

Star Gazing in Texas (1938)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the early 1930s, Ida O’Keeffe painted a series of seven ‘Variations on A Lighthouse’ – of which the first has been lost.

 

 

One of a series of seven “Variations on a LIghthouse” done by Ida O’Keeffe

One of a series of seven “Variations on a LIghthouse” done by Ida O’Keeffe

One of a series of seven “Variations on a LIghthouse” done by Ida O’Keeffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of a series of seven “Variations on a LIghthouse” done by Ida O’Keeffe

 

The poster advertising her show in Dallas, Texas.  The painting is one of a series of seven “Variations on a LIghthouse” done by Ida O’Keeffe

 

Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe

 

 

        The photographs in this article were taken from the internet.  If you do a Google search for Ida O’Keeffe, you will find many more photographs of Ida and her paintings, her sister Georgia and Alfred Stieglitz.

 

     This article was put together by Warren County Historian Stan Cianfarano for the Warren County Historical Society.

 

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