Art: Woman from Sun Prairie

Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the great modern U.S. artists, is having her first retrospective museum show—not at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art, but at Chicago's Art Institute.

The Institute's 61 paintings covering the 28 years of Georgia O'Keeffe's painting life, are a superb catalogue. They include the abstractions, the giant flowers, trees, shells, bones, skulls and landscapes which once caused the New York Sun's Critic Henry McBride to remark that only Georgia O'Keeffe could "so hush up a bunch of lady art connoisseurs and make them go whispering on tiptoes about a gallery." O'Keeffe's huge flowers include jack-in-the-pulpits, hollyhocks, larkspur, the 3-by-2½-ft....

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