It hasn't been seen in public in 60 years, but now it's on display where it was created in West Texas Town.

Artists. To generalize, they're crazy. Oh, for the Van Gogh fans...THEY'RE CRAZY!

Most artists hate anything they did in the early days. Georgia O'Keeffe was no different.

According to, when she was an art teacher at West Texas State Normal College, now known at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, she created the painting called Red and Green II. 

"Red and Green II" Georgia O'Keeffe, 1916 Watercolor on paper, laid down on paper. (Private Collection, Courtesy of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum)

She hated it. In fact she gave orders for it to be destroyed. It was even listed as being destroyed in her personal papers. Turns out it wasn't, and now it's on public display for the first time in almost 60 years.

You can see Red and Green II  on display at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. It will also be featured in the upcoming exhibition, “When Georgia Was Here,” which opens on August 29.