|Blue and Green Music, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1921|
Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, O'Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916, several decades after women had gained access to art training in America’s colleges and universities, and before any of its women artists were well known or highly celebrated. Within a decade, she had distinguished herself as one of America's most important modern artists, a position she maintained throughout her life. As a result, O’Keeffe not only carved out a significant place for women painters in an area of the American art community that had been exclusive to and is still dominated by men, but also she had become one of America’s most celebrated cultural icons well before her death at age 98 in 1986.
Her abstract imagery of the 1910s and early 1920s is among the most innovative of any work produced in the period by American artists. She revolutionized the tradition of flower painting in the 1920s by making large-format paintings of enlarged blossoms, presenting them close up as if seen through a magnifying lens. And her depictions of New York buildings, most of which date from the same decade, have been recognized as among the most compelling of any paintings of the modern city. Beginning in 1929, when she first began working part of the year in Northern New Mexico—which she made her permanent home in 1949—O’Keeffe depicted subjects specific to that area. Through paintings of its unique landscape configurations, adobe churches, cultural objects, and the bones and rocks she collected from the desert floor, she ultimately laid claim to this area of the American Southwest, which earlier had been celebrated primarily by male artists; the area around where she worked and lived has become known as “O’Keeffe Country."
Links To Art Lessons About Georgia O'Keeffe:
- GeorgiaO’Keeffe Homeschool Art Lesson
- GeorgiaO’Keeffe Watercolor
- Oil andChalk Pastels in Grade Two
- ExploringGreat Artists: Georgia O’Keefe
- Georgia OnMy Mind
- Flowers A LaO’Keeffe
- Georgia O’KeefeFlowers – Third Grade
More Links About Georgia O'Keeffe:
- Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Collections Online
- Georgia O'Keeffe at the Museum of Modern Art
- Circle’s Edge
- Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O'Keeffe Archive at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University
- Color image of aerial-view cloudscape by Georgia O'Keeffe
- Documentary Film, Georgia O'Keeffe
- Exclusive video of Georgia O'Keeffe's "Circling Around Abstraction" exhibit on uVu
- Georgia O'Keeffe at Find a Grave
- Georgia O'Keeffe Gallery at MuseumSyndicate
- Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
- Works by or about Georgia O'Keeffe in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation to Transfer Assets to Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Press Release. May 31, 2005.
- Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute 2009 exhibition "Dove/O'Keeffe: Circles of Influence"
- Lifetime Honors - National Medal of Arts.
- The Apple (1920–1922) Phoenix Art Museum
- Pink Abstraction (1929) Phoenix Art Museum