Georgia O'keeffe


About Georgia O'Keeffe.

O'Keeffe lived form 1887 to 1986. She was 98 years old when she died. she is  knows for her painting of flowers, bones, shells, stones, leaves, trees, mountains, and other natural forms. She made over 200 flowers paintings. In 1928, six of her calla lily paintings sold for $25,000, which was the the largest amount ever paid at the time for a group of paintings by a living American artist. In 1929, O'Keeffe took a vacation to Tao's New Mexico where she fell in love with the open skies and sun-drenched landscape. She was given a one-women exhibition in 1946 at the Museum of Modern art in new the first given by the museum to a women. Her major retrospective in 1970 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, placed her as one of the most important and influential American painters. O'Keeffe vision deteriorated in 1971 and she withdrew from artistic life.She resumed painting in 1973 when she met Juan Hamilton, a young ceramic artist, who assisted her with her work. O'Keeffe illustrated autobiography GEORGIA O'KEEFFE was a best seller in 1976. EDUCATION: Graduated from the Chatham Protestant Episcopal Institute in Williams burg  Va. in 1904.  Studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York. Georgia O'Keeffe was married to the pioneer photographer Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) in 1924.  It was at Stieglitz's famed New York art gallery "291" that her charcoal drawings were first exhibited in 1916.  The union lasted 22 years, until Stieglitz's death. The paintings from the latter phase of Georgia O'Keeffe career (after her move to New Mexico in 1949) concerned a rectangular door on an adobe wall and the sky.  These were far less inspiring than her earlier works-which continued to be rediscovered through her lifetime and to the present day.  

Georgia O'Keeffe has her own museum full of her old paintings. The museum is located in  Santa Fe, New mexico. In this museum you can find some of her paintings like the one above. Click the link to view the website of the museum.



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In her New York years, O'Keeffe created works described as examples of  savant-grade Modernism, abstract, Minimalist, and color field theory. Two of her paintings demonstrate her lifelong skill with color regardless of the subject matter. In 1919, O'Keeffe created “Blue and Green Music” and became prominent with support from Alfred Stieglitz. This abstract piece is a beautiful work of rhythm, movement, color, depth, and form. She echoes this work again in 1927 with “Abstraction Blue.” When O'Keeffe painted in watercolor or oil, she also captured beauty and emotion. In later works, O'Keeffe continued this tradition, including famous pictures of flowers and New Mexican landscapes. O'Keeffe developed a powerful relationship with the wealthy and famous photographer, Alfred Stieglitz. The two were quite a power duo. Stieglitz is remembered as the first photographer to be exhibited in American museums, the power behind Modernist artists with his gallery 291 in New York City, the person who brought Modernism (Ala Picasso) to America, and an artistic influence on artists like Anselm Adams. Although their friendship began in 1917 while Stieglitz was still married to his wife, O'Keeffe married Stieglitz in 1924.




Georgia O'Keeffe first painting  

this picture Georgia O'Keeffe painted the first time.her first  flower paint.

Georgia O'Keeffe some painted picture

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