Hawaiian Flowers in the Bronx

O'Keeffe exhibit sign at NYBG

Georgia O’Keeffe Visions of Hawaii exhibit

New York Botanical Garden

Georgia O’Keeffe traveled to Hawaii in 1939 on commission from the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (predecessor of Dole).  She was charged with creating paintings to be used in the pineapple company’s advertising. The photo to the left below is the O’Keeffe painting “Pineapple Bud” which the Hawaiian Pineapple Company used in their ads. To the right is a pineapple plant that was part of the NYBG exhibit.

The paintings

The flowers

The edibles

The gardens

NYBG conservatory

Reflecting pondHawaii vision exhibit





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6 Responses to Hawaiian Flowers in the Bronx

  1. I love O’Keeffe’s work 🙂

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  2. pjlazos says:

    Beautiful paintings and photos, Ken. I went to the Georgia O’Keeffe museum in Santa Fe and it was fab. She’s like the female version of Zane Grey (the writer), always off on a adventure in the wilderness.

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  3. I remember reading about O’Keeffe’s Hawaii trip in a biography I read about her. I am a huge fan of her work.

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  4. Oh! These are so inspired for interior decorating for me. Love them!

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  5. Breathtaking are the pond, greenhouse…. Summery yard time.

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  6. Gabrielle says:

    Beautiful photos of the flowers and Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings are so beautiful and inspiring. I think I should try to make it to this exhibit and see it before it’s gone over there since I’m so close to New York!

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