Canyon in Randall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Georgia O'Keeﬀe in Canyon
In 1914, O'Keeffe returned to the East, studying at Columbia University in New York, and teaching in Virginia and South Carolina. At Columbia University, she met Arthur Wesley Dow, who greatly altered her vision of art. Influenced by east Asian painters and the British Arts and Crafts movement, he inspired her to approach painting in a more abstract manner.
O'Keeffe returned to Texas in 1916 as a faculty member at West Texas State Normal College, now West Texas A&M University, where she held classes in Old Main. Inspired by the landscape, particularly Palo Duro Canyon, she began incorporating themes from nature in her work, moving away from Representationalism. O'Keeffe showed many
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15364.)
Location. 34° 58.844′ N, 101° 54.948′ W. Marker is in Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Marker is on 25th Street north of 4th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canyon TX 79015, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T-Anchor Ranch (within shouting distance of this marker); The Charles Goodnight Memorial Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buffalo Courts (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank (approx. ¼ mile away); Mary E. Hudspeth House (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Methodist Church First Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Site of Wagon Yard (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canyon.
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