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Photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe by Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman

Identifier: MS-58


Eight color posters of a photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe in profile taken by Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman at Ghost Ranch or Abiquiu, New Mexico.


  • Creation: 1980

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes.

Copy and Reproduction Restrictions

Copies of materials may be made for research purposes only.

Biographical and Historical Note

Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman (1944-2016) was a New York artist. Known for her love of modernism, she was greatly inspired by her mentors Georgia O'Keeffe and Anita O'Keeffe Young. She was born in California to Manuela Hudson and Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt II. She grew up between Palm Beach and Manhattan and was featured in one of Lilly Pulitzer’s first advertising campaigns. Although she enjoyed the social circuit, Wendy chose to devote her time to her children and her art. Her artistic expression spanned several mediums, including extraordinary sculptures in wood and aluminum, and evocative paintings in acrylic and watercolor. Her artwork can be seen in museums across the country. After attending Sarah Lawrence College, Wendy married Orin Lehman, New York State’s longest-serving commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and a great-grandson of Mayer Lehman, a founder of the Lehman Brothers investment firm.

[Excerpt from the New York Times, 2016-05-16]


8 items : Posters ; 25 x 16 3/8 inches each

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum by Brooke Lehman in 2019.

Ownership and Rights

Copyright Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman, 1999.

This collection is the physical property of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. Contact the Archivist for further copyright and publication information as it applies to this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ashley Baranyk in 2020.

Genre / Form

Finding Aid to the Photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe by Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman, 1980
Ashley Baranyk
February 2020
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 US