By: Jennifer Bonilla-Turcio
Georgia was born on November 15, 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and died on March 6, 1986 in Santa Fe, Mexico. Her hometown was Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Her fathers name was Francis O'Keeffe and her mother was Ida O'Keeffe. she had 6 siblings and she lived on a farm outside of madison, Wisconsin.
She attended the Scared heart Academy where she had a chance to learn about drawing and painting. she also attended Saturday art lessons, her family then later moved to Williamsburg, Virginia. While in Virginia she attended Chatham Episcopal Institute and their she excelled in the school's art program. she then moved and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois and graduated in 1904. She also worked briefly as a commercial artist in Chicago, and in 1912 she became interested in the principles of Oriental design. After she worked as a public school art supervisor in Amarillo, Texas from 1912 to 1914. Then she attended art classes conducted by Arthur Wesley Dow at Columbia University in New York City. She began to use Dow's system of art education, based on frequent themes in Oriental art, in her teacher-training courses at West Texas State Normal College, where she served as department head from 1916 to 1918.
Georgia O'Keeffe was a painter and she did it for a living. she always loved painting even at a young age because she attended many school's to become the artist she was in her time. Her highest education was when she attended the Art Institute. Georgia was married to Alfred Stieglitz. He was America’s leading advocate for modern art and eventually became O’Keeffe’s husband. Stieglitz and O’Keeffe were married in 1924.
she had a friend named Anna Politzer she sent painting to her and then anna was the one that showed her paintings to Alfred Stieglitz. One of Georgia O'Keeffe famous quotes was "I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.” Some fun facts about Georgia is that she made over 200 flower paintings, In 1928, six of her calla lily paintings sold for $25,000, which was the largest amount ever paid at the time for a group of paintings by a living American artist, and She was given a one-woman exhibition in 1946 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York the first given by that museum to a woman.