This celebratory collage features a Will Rogers autograph and Georgia O’Keeffe signed letter. These signed and authenticated documents represent two of America’s greatest treasures.
Will Rogers was a respected and loved Cherokee Indian cowboy, humorist, political commentator, roper, and entertainer. Georgia O’Keeffe was an American artist best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers and New Mexico landscapes. She is considered the mother of American Modernism.
The collage includes a signed postal cover by Will Rogers. His signature is in the upper left corner of the envelope, with typed address to Thomas A. Edwards in Oklahoma. The envelope is cancelled in Beverly Hills, California April 25, 1930, and bears a 5¢ stamp.
Also included is a typed, signed letter from Georgia O’Keeffe to Reverend William J. Fletcher, thanking him "...for the pictures that you sent me. I had completely forgotten them. I know Father Kelly had 2 drawings of mine of a little plant - about 5 or 6 inches high. I would be interested to know where they went when he died, if anybody knows... I have asked Miss Bry to send you a brochure on the portfolio. You may have gone to New York when she was away. If you go again, telephone first. She won't open the door unless she is sure who it is...".
Doris Bry was O'Keeffe's longtime New York representative and business agent. She began working for O'Keeffe in 1945, following the death of Alfred Stieglitz, and by 1965 she was her exclusive dealer and agent. The letter is dated February 20, 1973.
Condition for envelope: Minor tape marks on verso, else fine. Condition for letter: Usual folds, else fine condition.
Framed dimensions: 35 1/4" H x 19" W x 1 3/4" D