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So long, Stettheimer!

January 22nd, 2018

Man sits and sketches in front of Florine Stettheimer works, surrounded by other gallery visitors.

Image by the AGO.

Fun, feminine and full of florals. These are just a few things that made us fall for the art of Florine Stettheimer shown in the exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry, closing soon at the AGO.

A multifaceted artist and personality of the 1920s New York art scene, Stettheimer cuts a fascinating profile. Relatively unknown compared to her Modernist contemporaries, including Georgia O’Keeffe, who once begged Stettheimer to exhibit publicly, the artist kept her work private – save for the select few people who attended her intimate salons in the Stettheimer family home.

Walking into Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry, you may find yourself feeling transported into what one of these salons might have felt like. Behind the silver curtain, pale pink walls, a glimmering enclosed curved space, and tufted velvet sofas invite you to take a moment to take in the key works of Stettheimer’s career.

An artist of her time but also of today, Stettheimer is worth taking the time to get know. Her nude self-portrait (history’s first by a female artist), her focus on portraits of influential women in her life and her own female autonomy all read now as clearly feminist.

We could gush all day but we’ll leave you with a few glimpses into what our visitors loved when they took the time to get to know Florine Stettheimer. Don’t miss getting acquainted with her, too. The exhibition closes January 28!

Enjoying the Florine Stettheimer show 😊 #StettheimerAGO

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Blank Canvas x AGO – Give Me a Beat // Still coming off the high from Friday night. It was an unreal way to kick off 2018 with being a part of this performance. Really feeling the love and support from those who came out and supported and definitely from the ones who couldn’t. – Thank you Thank you Thank you @blankcanvasgallery @justjohnforreal @agotoronto ❤️🙏🏽 I am eternally grateful and forever affected by this. – [ Shoutout to @bojana_stancic @tobitheintern @thisisscribe @youcancallmemyers @nomvdslvnd @dittodaark @aaronparismusic @le_dmac @ep_sounds and don’t forget Florine Stettheimer … you all fed my soul, rocked my body and fuelled my fire with your stories and generous expression 🔥] – #StettheimerAGO #blankcanvasgallery #POC #power #connection #audacity #exchange #love #unity #art #music #dance #poetry #loveoverload #community #AGO

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Don’t miss out on Florine! Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry is included in general admission and is free to AGO Members.

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