1939 - 1945, Built to be a Gallery

Ida O’Keeffe Comes to Whittier

The Whittier Art Gallery’s exhibit announcements appeared in the Los Angeles Times, and throughout 1942, the gallery had shown monthly exhibits of the work of 10 nationally-known artists.  Whatever her reasons, Ida O’Keeffe came, “an artist from the East”, moving to Whittier during the frightening years of Word War II.  She found employment as a draughtsman at the Douglas plant in Long Beach.

Photo, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and Research Center

Santa Fe, New Mexico