Georgia O'Keeffe | the artist




The artist Georgia O'Keeffe
Born Nov 15 1887, Sun Praire, Wisconsin, USA.
Died March 6 1986 Santa Fe.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting,

"My first memory is of the brightness of light…light all around. I was sitting among pillows on a quilt on the ground…very large white pillows…"


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For seven decades, Georgia O’Keeffe (18871986) was a major figure in American art. Remarkably, she remained independent from shifting art trends and stayed true to her own vision, which was based on finding the essential, abstract forms in nature. With exceptionally keen powers of observation and great finesse with a paintbrush, she recorded subtle nuances of color, shape, and light that enlivened her paintings and attracted a wide audience. Her primary subjects were landscapes, flowers, and bones, explored in series over several years and even decades. The images were drawn from her life experience and related either generally or specifically to places where she lived…
Georgia O’Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887, the second of seven children, and grew up on a farm in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. As a child she received art lessons at home, and her abilities were quickly recognized and encouraged by teachers throughout her school years. By the time she graduated from high school in 1905, O’Keeffe had determined to make her way as an artist…
Works in the MOMA collection
Works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art
Georgia O’Keeffe was and is considered one of the greatest female artists of the 20th century. Best known for her still-life paintings, O’Keeffe carved her niche early on with the help of Alfred Stieglitz and his Gallery 291. She painted natural settings at their most basic; large-scale flowers, bones and landscapes. O’Keeffe captured the raw brilliance of nature that only she could see and exposed us to its beauty…


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