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Abstraction on Johnson Atelier Truck

Identifier: MS-67


The collection consists of two digital copy prints of O'Keeffe's finished sculpture, Abstraction, on the Johnson Atelier truck. Photograph was taken by David Carrow, probably in the fall of 1981.


  • Creation: probably Fall 1981


Language of Materials

No linguistic content.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes.

Copy and Reproduction Restrictions

Copies may be made for research purposes only.

Biographical and Historical Note

J. Seward Johnson Jr. founded the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture (Princeton, NJ) in 1974 as a casting and fabrication facility with an emphasis on education. As such, the Institute had a robust apprenticeship program for hands-on learning as well as strong inclinations to experiment with new methods and techniques, working directly with sculptors to achieve their desired artistic outcome. Georgia O'Keeffe worked with the Johnson Atelier for the casting of her sculpture, Abstraction.

David Carrow (1942-2020) worked as the Facilities Manager and Special Projects Supervisor at Johnson Atelier from 1981 to 2004. In addition to his work at Johnson Atelier, Carrow was also a sculptor, ironworker, steel fabricator, teacher, and consultant during his long career in the arts.


2 items

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum by the Estate of David Carrow in 2022.

Credit Line

Gift from the Estate of David Carrow.

Existence and Location of Copies

Location of the original photographs is unknown.

Related Materials

Existence of additional related materials in the Seward Johnson Atelier archives.

Georgia O'Keeffe Abstraction Photographs (MS.15 / RC.2010.2) and Abstraction at Johnson Atelier (MS.65 / 2022.5) are located at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Ownership and Rights

Copyright Estate of David Carrow. This collection is the physical property of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The Museum holds rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. 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 pertains to this collection.

Explanation of Rights

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ashley Baranyk in 2022.

Finding Aid to Abstraction on Johnson Atelier Truck, 1981
Ashley Baranyk
August 2022
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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