Georgia O'Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887. By age 17 she was an accomplished artist. her artwork was inspired by her love for nature. O'Keeffe is most famous for her flower paintings. Her artwork also included animal skulls, desert landscapes, and rock paintings. O'Keeffe started studying art at age eleven.
high school graduation she studied art at the Art Institute in Chicago.
She went to Texas to teach art in 1912. A friend showed some of her to
without her permission. he is a well known photographer. when she discovered her artwork was displayed without her permission. She went to the art gallery and demanded that he take her paintings from his gallery. But he was supportive and they became good friends. When they got married O'Keeffe 37 and Stieglitz was 60. O'Keeffe visited a fiend in New Mexico in 1929. O'Keeffe's life and work changed because of the experience. in the summer she would go to New Mexico in the winter she would go to New York.
She made New Mexico her permanent home when her husband died in 1946. she had to give up painting when she reached her 80's. O'Keeffe wanted to live to be 100. Sadly she died in March of 1986 when she was 98.
O'Keeffe's artwork can be recognized by nature, bright colors, tans and, browns. Nature inspired her work. in her artwork she used bright colors, tans and, browns. The artwork she liked to do most was taking small objects like flowers and shells and painting them much larger than they really were. She would create realistic pictures as well as abstract pictures.
One of O'Keeffe's famous collections she created was a series of pictures
of "Jack -In - The -Pulpits" -. ( This is a kind of flower is deep
purple and in the center there is a shape that looks like a pastor standing
at the pulpit).
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