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Encyclopedia > Georgia O'Keefe
Georgia O’Keeffe in Abiquiu, New Mexico, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1950

Georgia O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887March 6, 1986) was an American artist born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Georgia O’Keeffe in Abiquiu, New Mexico, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, August 16, 1950 From the collection of the Library of Congress and in the public domain: http://memory. ... Georgia O’Keeffe in Abiquiu, New Mexico, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, August 16, 1950 From the collection of the Library of Congress and in the public domain: http://memory. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Great Museums in the World (Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, Picasso …) CGFA: A Virtual Art Museum Very large website with good reproduction quality scans of thousands of paintings Art-Atlas. ... Sun Prairie is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... One of the periods of glaciation was also termed the Wisconsin glaciation. ...


O'Keeffe is chiefly known for her landscapes and paintings of desert flowers, which are often interpreted as yonic symbols. Her mature style stressed contours and subtle tonal transitions, which often transformed the subject into a powerful abstract image. The word yoni is the Sanskrit word for female reproductive organ. ...


O'Keeffe studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students' League in New York City. She began teaching in the public schools in Amarillo, Texas in 1914. In 1916 started teaching at Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina. On the western edge of Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, is the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the premier art museums and schools in the United States, known especially for the extensive collection of impressionist and American art in its museum. ... The Art Students League of New York is an art school founded in 1875. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the largest city and largest metropolitan area, by population, in the United States. ... Amarillo is a city located in Texas, USA and is part of the West Texas region. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... Columbia College is the name of several institutions of higher education. ... South Carolina Statehouse Columbia is the capital of South Carolina. ...


While in South Carolina, a friend showed some of O'Keeffe's drawings to photographer and art gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz. Impressed by the drawings, Stieglitz began negotiations to display her work and she allowed him to exhibit some of them. Stieglitz was especially impressed with O'Keeffe's interpretations of landscapes in the American West. Lens and mounting of a large format camera Photography is the process of making pictures by means of the action of light. ... An art gallery or art museum is a space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art, and usually primarily paintings and sculpture. ... Alfred Stieglitz, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1935 Alfred Stieglitz (January 1, 1864_July 13, 1946) was a US-born photographer who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an acceptable art form alongside painting and sculpture. ...


In 1916, Stieglitz arranged for O'Keeffe to move to New York City and secured a place for her to live. Over the next few years O'Keeffe and Stieglitz fell in love, and Stieglitz and his wife divorced. In 1924, O'Keeffe and Stieglitz married. 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


During her years in New York City, O'Keefe produced many paintings, including urban and architectural images. With Stieglitz's connections in the arts community of New York, O'Keefe's work received a great deal of attention and commanded high prices. Yet O'Keeffe tired of the scene in New York and spent increasing amounts of time in the west. Stieglitz, many years older than O'Keeffe and often in ill health, was uncomfortable with travel. Her trips west gave her the solitude she required to pursue her art.


O'Keeffe spent much of her time in Taos, New Mexico, and when Stieglitz died in 1946, she took up permanent residence there, living in Taos or Santa Fe until her death in 1986. Her home was in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Taos is a city located in Taos County, New Mexico. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Santa Fe (Spanish: santa holy, fe faith) is the capital of New Mexico, a state of the United States of America. ...


External links

  • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/)
  • American Masters: Georgia O'Keeffe, at PBS. (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/okeeffe_g.html)
  • Biography at FemBio - Notable Women International (http://www.fembio.org/women/georgia-o-keeffe.shtml)
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