Georgia O'Keeffe: Painter

Georgia O'Keeffe: Painter


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Georgia O'Keefe, renowned as one of the 20th century's greatest painters, was a pioneer of modern art. One of the first to express a woman's viewpoint on canvas, O'Keefe also earned new respect for American art. Her gigantic flowers, vibrant cityscapes, and desert scenes remain among the best loved and most familiar works of their period.

Born in 1887 in Wisconsin, O'Keefe spent her youth in places as varied as Virginia and Texas, developing her skills in settings such as the famed Art Students League in New York City. When Alfred Stieglitz, photographer and gallery owner, saw some of O'Keefe's early work, he recognized her singular talent and hung an exhibition that launched her career. A few years later he convinced the unconventional, independent artist to marry him. O'Keeffe continued to paint for the next 61 years, living a reclusive life in New Mexico following Steiglitz's death in 1946. Art critics praised her work, and the world's art museums and connoisseurs added it to their collections. By the time she died in 1986, O'Keefe had established herself as a true giant of modern American art. Today, a new generation of art lovers has discovered O'Keefe's remarkable paintings - and her unique inner vision.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791004203
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/1988
Series: American Women of Achievement Series
Pages: 105
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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