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Georgia O'Keeffe

The Life of Georgia O'Keeffe; Birth to Death

Meghan M

on 5 February 2013

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By:Meghan M Georgia O'Keeffe Early Life The Next Few Years... From 1912-1914, she taught art in public schools. Her Art History Georgia O'Keeffe is best know for her flower
paintings. Most of the flower paintings are close
ups. She says that she does this because "Nobody
has seen a flower- really-it is so small-we've haven't time..." She went to New Mexico, because she liked the
bare desert landscapes. Here she painted outdoors, day
and night. She painted sunsets, black rocks, and cliffs.
She went to the West and painted bare bones, skulls. When she was in her nineties, she started to do pottery, even though her eyesight was bad. Family Georgia lived with her father, mother, two brothers and 4 sisters. Her father's name was Francis and her mother's name was Ida. Her older brother's name was Francis and her younger brother's name was Alexis. Her sisters' names were Anita, Ida, Catherine, and Claudia. Bringing Light to The World Georgia O'Keeffe was a very amazing person with great talents, and she brought light to the world through her paintings. Her paintings are full of color and are made with amazing detail. Each and every one is done with all she's got. Now most paintings are in museums, still bringing joy to the people that see them. Georgia O'Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887. She was the second born of seven kids and was the first daughter. Her family owned a dairy farm in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. At the age of ten she knew that she wanted to be an artist. In 1908 she won the League's William Merritt Chase still-life prize with her painting, "Dead Rabbit with Copper Pot". In the fall 1908 she left the idea of being an artist and did not paint again for four years! She started
to paint again in 1912. "Dead Rabbit with Copper Pot" She went to Teachers College of Columbia University from 1914–1915. There she took classes from Dow. Dow taught her to use lines, colors, and shading to express herself in her art. She served as a teaching assistant during the summers in 1913–1916. She got a job as head of the art department at West Texas State Normal College from fall 1916 to February 1918. When teaching in Texas she sometimes visited the Palo Duro Canyon, thus why some of her pictures are desert themed. She taught at Columbia College, in Columbia, South Carolina in the fall of 1915. Georgia O'Keeffe as a
teaching assistant. Georgia was Alfred's second wife. Alfred's first wife's name was Emmeline Stieglitz. Emmeline and Alfred had a daughter named Kathrine (Kitty). Her husband's name was Alfred Stieglitz. They married on December 11th, 1924 and were married for 40 years before
Alfred pasted away. Georgia never did
have a child of
her own. Kitty as a baby. Kathrine (Kitty) Alfred being a photographer took these pictures of Kitty, and many others. (Note that these pieces of pottery were not actually made by Georgia O'Keeffe, but they are very similar to what she would have done.) Alfred Stieglitz Some of her flower
paintings. These she painted in New Mexico and in the West. Pottery Death Unfortunately on March 6, 1986,
Georgia pasted away. She was 98 years
old! She was cremated and her ashes are scattered at The Pedernal, in New Mexico. Her house and studio in New Mexico are open to the public. There is now a Georgia O'Keeffe museum, that owns the largest collection of artwork done by Georgia O'Keeffe. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum House and Studio Thank You... http://en.wikipedia.org "The Annotated Mona Lisa" by Carol Strickland Images from Google Images (All images are copyright free.) Info from
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