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Yellow Hickory Leaves with Daisy

A close-up view of five hickory leaves in vivid yellow, a white daisy in the lower middle portion, on a white background.
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  • A close-up view of five hickory leaves in vivid yellow, a white daisy in the lower middle portion, on a white background.

Date:

1928

Artist:

Georgia O’Keeffe
American, 1887–1986

About this artwork

In Yellow Hickory Leaves with Daisy, Georgia O’Keeffe painted the vividly colored leaves and white flower at a significantly magnified scale. She was inspired by the foliage she found on her walks in the summer around Lake George in upstate New York. Although she represented the leaves with carefully realistic handling, the close focus underscores their abstract qualities. She hoped that the strangely monumental subjects would inspire viewers to, as she said, “be surprised into taking time to look” at them in a new way.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Georgia O'Keeffe

Title

Yellow Hickory Leaves with Daisy

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

1928

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed and dated verso: G. O'Keeffe / 10-10-28

Dimensions

76.5 × 101.6 cm (29 7/8 × 39 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection, gift of Georgia O'Keeffe

Reference Number

1965.1180

Copyright

© The Art Institute of Chicago

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