Mattie Lou O'Kelley (American, 1908–1997)
Mattie Lou O’Kelley painted memories of her childhood. Her nostalgic folk art recalls early 1900s rural Georgia—the abundant fields, the bountiful produce and flowers, the hum of everyday life on a farm. In brilliant color and intricate detail, she recollected her experiences of a lifestyle fast slipping away. O’Kelley, who started painting in the latter half of her life, has been called “a true American primitive—self-taught, an exquisite recorder of time and place.”
The four captivating paintings reproduced in this boxed notecard set are all part of the High Museum's permanent collection—Spring Vegetable Scene (1968), My Parents’ Farm (1980), Morning Glories (1977), Yard Sale (1979)—are in the High Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Includes twenty assorted 5- x 7-inch blank notecards (five each of four designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. Printed on recycled paper.
Published with the High Museum of Art
© 2002 Mattie Lou O’Kelley Memorial Trust. All Rights Reserved.
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