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My Parents’ Farm

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My Parents’ Farm

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Mattie Lou O'Kelley
American, 1908–1997

Date

1980

Medium

Oil on canvas

Accession #

1980.68

Dimensions

58 x 42 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Mattie Lou O’Kelley is best known as a memory painter who created embellished recollections of her childhood on a northern Georgia farm. The flattened perspective of My Parents’ Farm turns the agricultural vista into a richly colored quilt of abundant fields.

Credit

Gift of the artist in memory of her parents, Mary Bell Cox O'Kelley and Augustus Franklin O'Kelley, and their children, Willie, Lillie, Gertrude, Ruth, Tom, Ben, Mattie Lou, and Johnnie

Image Copyright

(c) Mattie Lou O'Kelley Memorial Trust