365 Days of Art: August 25 – Georgia O’Keeffe is Inspired by Arthur Dove

Arthur Dove, Nature Symbolize, No. 2, 1911

August 25, 1915

Georgia O’Keeffe writes a letter to her friend Anita Pollitzer and mentions she has received a copy of the book Cubists and Post-Impressionism by Jerome Eddy. The significance is that this is the first time she sees Arthur Dove’s work, which she later says makes a lasting impression on her. There are similarities in the work above, like an interest in natural subjects with large abstracted natural forms, a strong focal point, and a limited palette.