O’Keeffe executed more than 200 paintings, sketches, and pastels while in residence in Lake George – making the years she lived there some of the most prolific of her career. During those years, she received her first critical success, emerging as one of the era’s most celebrated professional artists.
On loan from The Phillips Collection, Pattern of Leaves celebrates Georgia O’Keeffe’s long and intimate association with Lake George and the Adirondacks. The painting is on view in Hoopes Gallery.
Pattern of Leaves hangs alongside a 1936 photograph by Steiglitz of the farm’s housekeeper, Margaret Prosser, and another by Todd Webb of O’Keeffe herself during her 1961 visit to Glen Canyon on the Colorado River; both photographs are from The Hyde’s Collection. Nearby hangs a watercolor of Lake George by a friend and frequent visitor to the lake, John Marin (1870-1953).