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Portrait of a Day - First Day
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
    1887–1986
    born: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States ; died: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States ; active: United States
  • Portrait of a Day - First Day, 1924
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 88.9 x 45.7 cm
    Canvas/Support: 35 x 18 in
    Frame Dimensions: wood frame 90.1 x 46.9 x 3.2 cm
    Frame Dimensions: wood frame 35 1/2 x 18 7/16 x 1 1/4 in
  • Gift of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation
  • On view: Gallery 405, West Wall
  • 1994.0065
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Organic abstraction. Central, column-like shape that extends from the bottom to the top of the composition; done in greens, blues, browns. Horizontal, red leaf-like shape in the center left.