Georgia O’Keeffe

” For several decades Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was a major figure in American art who, remarkably, maintained her independence from shifting artistic trends. She painted prolifically, and almost exclusively, the flowers, animal bones, and landscapes around her studios in Lake George, New York, and New Mexico, and these subjects became her signature images. She remained true to her own unique artistic vision and created a highly individual style of painting, which synthesized the formal language of modern European abstraction and the subjects of traditional American pictorialism.”

“Georgia O’Keeffe Biography.” Georgia O’Keeffe: Biography, Paintings, and Quotes, Accessed 9 Oct. 2021.

See her art here:

Georgia O’Keeffe – 237 artworks – painting

Georgia Totto O’Keeffe Georgia O’Keeffe: A Portrait – Photo by Alfred Stieglitz Georgia Totto O’Keeffe Born: November 15, 1887; Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States Died: March 6, 1986; Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States Nationality: American Art Movement: Precisionism Painting School: Stieglitz group Field: painting Influenced by: Auguste Rodin,Wassily Kandinsky,Frida

Photos of the Artist:

Georgia O’Keeffe: Stunning Photographs of the Artist at Home

Arts & Entertainment View Gallery Written By: Olivia B. Waxman, Liz Ronk In 1966, after LIFE photographer John Loengard first shadowed the artist George O’Keeffe at Abiquiu, one of her New Mexico homes, the images he created were put aside by editors, consigned for some future moment when there would be a small spot in the magazine that needed filling.

O’Keeffe, Georgia,. Red Canna.
Oil painting. 1923.
Public Domain, via WikiArt

It was Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe’s husband, who popularized her flower paintings as portraying female genitalia.

Georgia herself did not see herself as painting “vagina flowers.” She got her inspiration from close crop photography.

I’ll paint what I see — what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it — I will make even busy New-Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.. .Well — I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower — and I don’t.

O’Keeffe’s contribution (1939) to the exhibition catalogue of the show An American place (1944),
via wikiquote

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