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Yard Sale

Folk and Self-Taught Art

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Yard Sale

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Mattie Lou O'Kelley
American, 1908–1997

Date

1979

Medium

Oil on canvas

Accession #

1999.94

Dimensions

28 x 40 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Mattie Lou O’Kelley used bright, vivid colors to create landscape paintings of her early life in rural Georgia. In this resplendent springtime scene, she includes a wealth of detail to depict memories of a local yard sale. The small girl sitting in the doorway likely represents the artist herself as a child.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Mattie Lou O'Kelley Endowment

Image Copyright

(c) Mattie Lou O'Kelley Memorial Trust


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