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Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona

© 2013 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona

Artist: Ansel Adams (Born in San Francisco, California, 1902–1984)
Culture: American
Date: 1937 (printed 1981)
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/trimmed sheet: 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (19.1 x 26.7 cm)
Frame: 16 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 7/8 inches (41.3 x 51.4 x 2.2 cm)
Edition: Museum Set Edition #1470
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Bequest of the Aubrey Courtney Shives, Jr. (T'66) Trust
Label Text:This photograph features acclaimed American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe, and park guide Orville Cox on an excursion that departed from O’Keeffe’s New Mexican home, Ghost Ranch, in 1937. Though Adams is best known for his landscape photography, this portrait offers a rare glimpse at the personal relationships he developed as a photographer in the American West. O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986), a landscape painter, met Adams in 1929 during a visit to collector Mabel Dodge Luhan’s compound in Taos, New Mexico. Luhan was a patron of Mary Austin’s and Adams’s book, Taos Pueblo, (also on display.) O’Keeffe was married to the famous Pictorialist photographer, Alfred Stieglitz, who was a major inspiration for Adams.
Object number: 2011.8.12