Movement, Style, School or Type of Art:
Unique and intensely personal. O'Keeffe often abstracted objects and painted in an expressionistic way, but the only artistic style to claim her is her own.
Date and Place of Birth:
November 15, 1887, near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
O'Keeffe (who was aware even as a child that she had to be an artist), figured out early in her career that she couldn't compete in the art market of the day. After a short teaching stint, she began a relationship with the photographer, Alfred Stieglitz. He not only encouraged her to find her own style, he then promoted the results. She became famous for her paintings of flowers (or parts of flowers) and objects from the deserts of the American southwest.
- Blue and Green Music, 1919
- Black Iris, 1926
- Cow's Skull with Calico Roses, 1932
- Pelvis I (Pelvis with Blue), 1944
See a picture of Georgia O'Keeffe's work in the Special Exhibition Gallery - Natural Moderns: Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Contemporaries.
Date and Place of Death:
March 6, 1986, Santa Fe, New Mexico