Friday, January 11, 2013

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887. by the age of ten she had decided to become an artist so her and her sister took painting lessons from Sara Mann a local water colorist. Her art was first displayed in gallery 291 owned by Alfred Stieglitz. They started talking regularly and Georgia moved to New York to devote her life to her art and to Alfred. Georgia and Stieglitz got married in 1924. She started primarily working in oil color and doing close ups of natural life. After creating paintings of tropical flowers from Hawaii she was commissioned to do a painting for Dole fruit advertisements, this escalated her popularity and she was commission for many more projects. She suffered a mental breakdown mostly from over working her self. After this she still continued to paint and spent allot of time in New Mexico inspiring her animal skull paintings( one shown below). When she go old she went partially blind but still continued to paint and make pottery until she died on march 6, 1986 at the age of 98.

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