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Morning Glories

Folk and Self-Taught Art

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Morning Glories

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Mattie Lou O'Kelley
American, 1908–1997

Date

1977

Medium

Oil on canvas

Accession #

1991.305

Dimensions

23 1/4 x 29 3/8 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Morning glories had special significance for Mattie Lou O’Kelley. They grew profusely around her tiny house in Maysville, Georgia—“just for me,” she said—and she often painted them in baskets brimming with floral splendor. “Sometimes I wish I had all the morning glories I ever painted and gave a morning glory show in the dead of winter,” she wrote.

Credit

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Decherd

Image Copyright

(c) Mattie Lou O'Kelley Memorial Trust