Georgia O’Keeffe remembered the impact of seeing the jack-in-the-pulpit flower in a high school art class, recalling, “It was certainly the first time my attention was called to the outline and color of any growing thing with the idea of drawing or painting it.”
There are four additional variations of this floral “portrait” on view in Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George.
Georgia O’Keeffe, Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. 2, 1930. Oil on canvas. The National Gallery of Art, Washington © 2013 National Gallery of Art, Washington