Palo Duro Canyon paintings of O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe and friends at the Palo Duro Club, at the head of Palo Duro Canyon, perhaps between 1912 and 1913, when she first went to Texas, or between 1916 and 1918.

Georgia O'Keeffe made a set of paintings of Palo Duro Canyon while working as a department head and art instructor at West Texas State Normal College.

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Georgia O'Keeffe

American modernist artist.

O'Keeffe in 1918, photograph by Alfred Stieglitz
Georgia O'Keeffe, Untitled, 1908, Art Students League of New York collection
Georgia O'Keeffe, Untitled, The Rotunda at University of Virginia, 1912–1914, watercolor on paper, 11+7/8 ×
Georgia O'Keeffe, Drawing XIII, 1915, Charcoal on paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Georgia O'Keeffe as a teaching assistant to Alon Bement at the University of Virginia in 1915
Blue and Green Music, 1921, oil on canvas
Georgia O'Keeffe, Ram's Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills, 1935, The Brooklyn Museum
Pineapple Bud, 1939, oil on canvas
O'Keeffe's "White Place", the Plaza Blanca cliffs and badlands near Abiquiú
Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, platinum print, 1920
My Shanty, Lake George, 1922, oil on canvas, 20 × 27 1/8 in., The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Cerro Pedernal, viewed from Ghost Ranch. This was a favorite subject for O'Keeffe, who once said, "It's my private mountain. It belongs to me. God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it"
Painting materials as displayed at the O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM
O'Keeffe, Untitled – vase of flowers, 1903–1905, watercolor on paper, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
O'Keeffe, Red Canna, 1915, watercolor on paper, {{convert|49.2|×|33.0|cm|in|order=flip}}, Yale University Art Gallery
O'Keeffe,  Drawing No. 2 – Special, 1915, charcoal on laid paper, {{convert|60|x|46.3|cm|in|order=flip}}, National Gallery of Art
O'Keeffe, Blue #1, 1916, watercolor and graphite on paper, Brooklyn Museum
O'Keeffe, Sunrise, 1916, watercolor on paper
O'Keeffe, No. 8 – Special, 1916, Whitney Museum of Art
O'Keeffe, Light Coming on the Plains No. II, 1917, watercolor on newsprint paper, {{convert|11+7/8|x|8+7/8|in|cm}}, Amon Carter Museum of American Art
O'Keeffe, Series 1, No. 8, 1918, oil-painting on canvas, {{convert|50.8|×|40.6|cm|in|order=flip}}, Lenbachhaus, Munich
O'Keeffe, Red Canna, 1919, oil on board, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
O'Keeffe, A Storm, 1922, pastel on paper, mounted on illustration board, {{convert|46.4|x|61.9|cm|in|order=flip}} Metropolitan Museum of Art

She began a series of watercolor paintings based upon the scenery and expansive views during her walks, including vibrant paintings of Palo Duro Canyon.

Palo Duro Canyon

Canyon system of the Caprock Escarpment located in the Texas Panhandle near the cities of Amarillo and Canyon.

Palo Duro Canyon Geologic map
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Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Landscape, oil on board, 1916–1917, Panhandle–Plains Historical Museum, West Texas A&M University

She made paintings of Palo Duro Canyon between 1916 and 1918, when she was an instructor and head of the art department at West Texas State Normal College.