"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Georgia O'Keefe

"I have but one desire as a painter – that is to paint what I see, as I see it, in my own way, without regard for the desires or taste of the professional dealer or the professional collector." Georgia O’Keeffe

Born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; a major figure in the American Modernist art movement of the early 20th century. She challenged the boundaries of modern American artistic style, synthesizing abstraction and representation, transforming her subject matter into powerful iconic images.... After a first visit to New Mexico in 1929, she was inspired by the landscape and forms of the region... buying a house at Ghost Ranch in 1940, her well-known hacienda in Abiquiu in 1945, and moving to New Mexico permanently in 1949 after Stieglitz’ death. O’Keeffe is chiefly known for paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones, and landscapes. Her paintings present crisply contoured forms co-existing with subtle tonal transitions of varying colors. Although she had lost much of her central eye vision, O'Keeffe continued to paint until only weeks before her death in Santa Fe, NM in 1986

"Fusing naturalism with abstraction, the intimate with the monumental and the corporeal with the cosmic, O'Keeffe made the subject of nature wholly her own. One of the most inventive painters of her generation, her highly personal version of modernism is a key component of 20th-century American art..."

Without a doubt, Georgia O’Keeffe was one of the most prolific painters in history, having painted over 2,000 pieces.



GREAT doc. about O'Keeffe, BBC Imagine 2016 "By Myself",
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