Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Jimson Weed Plate

  • Artist:

    Steuben (Georgia O'Keeffe, designer, Max Orlacher, engraver)

  • Artist Bio:

    American, Steuben Glass, Incorporated (1933-1958)

  • Date:


  • Medium:

    Engraved glass

  • Dimensions:

    2 x 14 1/4 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase, F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, Intrust Bank, Trustee

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Jimson Weed Plate is one of 27 designs that Steuben commissioned from major contemporary artists. The idea for the series originated with Henri Matisse. John Gates, artistic director of Steuben, met the great French artist in Paris in 1937. Matisse told Gates he should consider encouraging artists to use glass as a form of expression and initiated the project by providing him with an image to be engraved on a Steuben vase. Gates then invited 26 other international artists to submit designs. In addition to O’Keeffe, the artists included Isamu Noguchi, Aristide Maillol, Salvador Dali, and Grant Wood. The exhibition opened at the Corning-Steuben Building in 1940 to great popular and critical success.