Georgia O'Keefe

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Georgia O'Keefe

Georgia O'Keefe was born in Sun Prairie Wisconsin with 6 siblings. She wen to Chicago to study at the Art Institute of Chicago because she took an early intrest in art. She met a famed photographer and gallery owner named Alfred Stieglitz and they got married in 1924. Then, Alfred died in 1946. Georgia made many different artworks and they were all truly stunning. Most were abstract flowers, but after a trip in New Mexico, she liked the way that the animal skulls looked against the dry dirt and sand and the bright blue sky. Some of her works were Black Iris, Oriental Poppies, Shelton Hotel N.Y. No. 1, Black Cross, New Mexico, and Cows Skull with Calico Roses. She died on March 6, 1986 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


November 15, 1887 - born1924 - Married Alfred S. 1946- Alfred Stieglitz died1926-1931 -most famous artwork was createdMarch 6, 1986 - Georgia O'Keefe died

She was a member of the Art Students League.She has a museum in her favor. She created countless artworks that can be seen at her museum.She moved to New Mexico after her husbands death and created more paintings based on New Mexico's beautiful scenery.

Lasting Impact:

She is best known for her flower canvases and south western landscapes.Her work is so popular that she has a museum in her favor called the Georgia O'Keefe Museum where her artwork is displayed.


"Georgia O'Keefe Biography."'E Networks Television, 2015. web.27 Jan. 2015"World Book Online Reference Center\Online Reference Book\Online Encyclopedia."World Book. N.p.,n.d.web.27.Jan.2015

Wanted: Georgia O'Keefefor amazing artwork!



Interesting Facts:

When Georgia O'Keefe was ten, she already knew that she wanted to be an artist.She and Alfred got married when Georgia was 23.She studied with artists such as William Merritt Chase.She was 99 years old when she died.

A Quote:

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else."-Georgia O'Keefe


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