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Georgia O'Keeffe:  An Eternal Spirit

Georgia O'Keeffe: An Eternal Spirit
Susan Wright
Singapore : New Line Books, 2006
N6537 .O39 W75 2006

During her long and distinguished career, Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) pioneered an artistic style that dominated the art of twentieth-century America. Unique in its organic, abstract expression, her vision and passion identify her as a lifelong master of modern art.

Born in the midwest, O'Keeffe studied art in Virginia, Chicago, and eventually, in New York City - where she came of age as an artist in the 1920s and 1930s. There she soon became associated with avant-garde photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz, who recognized her talent from the start and immediately showed some of her work at his gallery, 291. Thus began a long, intense relationship which was to benefit them both in their prolific and varied careers.

With crystalline clarity and a vivid sensuous feeling for both objects and landscapes, O'Keeffe painted life studies that were to distinguish her as an original and adventurous painter. Her studies of flowers, bones, cityscapes, and southwestern landscapes have become some of the most recognizable images in modern art.

After Stieglitz's death in 1946, O'Keeffe moved permanently to New Mexico, and, in exploring her love of the natural world, found perhaps her most truest expression in paint. Her reputation continued to grow, and her life devoted to art remains a great influence on American painting today.

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