Exhibit features O’Keeffe’s Adirondack work

GLENS FALLS (AP) – Before she gained everlasting artistic fame for her paintings of New Mexico, Georgia O’Keeffe spent many summers along the shores of Lake George in the Adirondacks.

A special exhibition devoted to O’Keeffe and her work at Lake George has opened at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, just south of Lake George. The exhibit, titled “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George,” is the first to explore the body of work she produced while living in the Adirondacks.

O’Keeffe spent the summer of 1908 at an artists’ retreat at Wiawaka on the lake’s southeast shore. She returned a decade later after meeting photographer Alfred Stieglitz, whose family had a summer home in the village of Lake George. The two were married in 1924.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 15.