Tag: Ida O’Keeffe

The Dallas Museum of Art

Sue Canterbury is the Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. Four years of her extensive effort and research, led to the exceptional exhibit, Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow, and the book she authored to accompany the exhibit, Ida O’Keeffe Escaping Georgia’s Shadow.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for all she has accomplished.

The New York Times, May 29, 2014

This is the article that inspired us to focus on Ida O’Keeffe’s life in Whittier. Sue Canterbury’s article published in the New York Times, ended with these words Ms. Canterbury said she was looking forward to more interviews and archive visits. Descendant of Ida O’Keeffe’s neighbors in Whittier, […]

Dallas Museum of Art

The Ida O’Keeffe exhibit of paintings, monotypes, and photographs far exceeded our expectations. A true highlight was the display of Ida’s large personal scrapbook, where she had kept newspaper clippings from her exhibits in the East and South, as well and items from Whittier.

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.

Guest Registry Page

By May 10, 1943, Ida O’Keeffe was established with the members of the Whittier Art Association & Gallery, and her signature appears in the registry as “Ida O’Keeffe in charge”. She was taking a turn working at the desk, and helping with the gallery’s management.

Ida O’Keefe Paintings Found

Ida O’Keeffe’s oil paintings, 𝘉𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘢 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘴, and 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘓𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴, were painted in 1946.  They are part of private collections in Whittier.  Sue Canterbury, a curator from the Dallas Museum of Art, visited Whittier in preparation for the exhibition 𝘐𝘥𝘢 𝘖’𝘒𝘦𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦, 𝘌𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘎𝘦𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘢’𝘴 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘸.