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Charcoal drawings by Georgia O'Keeffe from 1915

Charcoal drawings by Georgia OKeeffe from 1915 represents Georgia OKeeffes first major exploration of abstract art and attainment of a freedom to explore her artistic talents based upon what she felt and envisioned. OKeeffe developed radical charcoal drawings, with just a few lines, that led to greater development of total abstraction. This series of works was completed following three summers of instruction at the University of Virginia on Arthur Wesley Dows design philosophies, which were highly influential in her development as an abstract artist. Early the following year, photographer and art dealer, Alfred Stieglitz exhibited some of the drawings at his 291 art gallery.