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Georgia OKeeffe – Cityscapes

Georgia OKeeffe – Cityscapes

Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Wisconsin in 1887. She longed to be an artist from an early age. When she was 18 she attended the Art Institute of Chicago and a year later went to study at the Art Students League of New York. She worked briefly as a commercial artist in Chicago before moving to Texas to teach. In 1922, at the age of 35, she married photographer and gallery owner Alfred Steiglitz and she became very famous for her large flower paintings. After her husband died in 1946, she moved to New Mexico to paint the desert scenes. Her fame continued to grow throughout the 1950s and 1960s. In 1971 her eye sight deterioratd dramatically and she couldn’t paint for 3 years. In 1985 she received the Medal of the Arts from President Ronald Reagan. She lived to 98 years old.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Cityscape Paintings





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Biography Links

 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Natural World of New Mexico Inspired  Georgia O’Keeffe.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, About Georgia O’Keeffe

Art Smart 4 Kids, Georgia O’Keeffe


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