Georgia O’Keeffe was an American painter born on 15 November 1887 in Wisconsin, USA. Encouraged by her family from an early age, Georgia received watercolor lessons from Sara Mann, a local artist. Between 1905 and 1908, O’Keeffe attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League, studying under John Vanderpoel and William Merritt Chase.
While teaching at Columbia College, O’Keeffe developed her painting style and gained recognition through Alfred Stieglitz. Their collaboration led to a romantic relationship that ended up in marriage and a long-lasting partnership that resulted in many successful exhibitions. Three years after her husband died, O’Keeffe moved to New Mexico, where she lived the rest of her days painting and creating art. She died on 6 March 1986 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
What was Georgia O’Keeffe Known For?
Georgia O’Keeffe painted close-up abstractions of motifs from nature employing a cropping technique developed by Paul Strand. Georgia portrayed natural forms as an abstraction by combining lines and shapes in her artworks. She is also renowned for her expressive inclusion of details and color in her paintings. O’Keeffe worked in watercolor, oil, and charcoal mediums.
Who was Georgia O’Keeffe Influenced By?
Paul Strand and Arthur Dove influenced Georgia O’Keeffe’s works. Georgia’s affair with Alfred Stieglitz led to an association with Stieglitz’s inner circle, which included Dove and Strand. Georgia developed her unique style by combining the cropping technique of Strand’s photographs and the abstract motifs employed by Arthur Dove.
What Art Movement was Georgia O’Keeffe Associated With?
Georgia O’Keeffe was associated with American Modernism and Precisionism art movements. O’Keeffe’s works were crucial to the development of Modernism, which focused on depicting the natural world as abstractions.
Georgia O’Keeffe Artwork
Below are some of the artworks from Georgia O’Keeffe’s seven-decade career
Black Iris III
Blue Morning Glories
From the Lake
Grey Line With Black, Blue And Yellow
Horse’s Skull with Pink Rose
Lake George, Autumn
Light of Iris
Music Pink and Blue
Nude Series VIII
Series I, No. 3
Sky Above Clouds IV
All Georgia O'Keeffe Artwork on Artchive
|Red Snapdragons||1923||Oil on Canvas|
|Pelvis Series - Red with Yellow||1945||Oil on Canvas|
|Oriental Poppies||1928||Oil on Canvas|