Cos Cob – By Georgia O’Keefe

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Cos Cob (1926); O’Keeffe

Image by Children of the Concrete
The display reads:

Georgia O’Keeffe
U.S., 1887 – 1986

Cos Cob
1926
Oil on canvas

Purchase, U.S. State Department Collection, 1948

Cos Cob is typical of Georgia O’Keeffe’s best-known works: isolated, cropped, up-close images of flowers and plants, rendered in a simplified manner. The painting depicts a skunk cabbage from an early spring garden and is from a series of skunk cabbage paintings from the 1920s, the decade in which O’Keeffe achieved recognition as one of America’s most important artists.

The title Cos Cob, inscribed by O’Keeffe on the painting’s back, refers to a section of Greenwich, Connecticut, which O’Keeffe visited. From 1890 until 1920, Cos Cob had been an art colony for American Impressionists such as Childe Hassam. During that time, the town was changing from a small farming and fishing community to the rich New York suburb that it remains today.

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