Georgia O'Keeffe - Painter; born on November 15, 1887 in a farmhouse located in the town of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. O'Keeffe's parents, of Irish decent, were dairy farmers.
O'Keeffe was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes
O'Keeffe attended Town Hall School in Sun Prairie. By age ten she had decided to become an artist, and she and her sister received art instruction from local watercolorist Sara Mann. O'Keeffe attended high school at Sacred Heart Academy in Madison, Wisconsin as a boarder between 1901 and 1902. In late 1902 the O'Keeffes moved from Wisconsin to Virginia.
In 1924, O'Keeffe married Alfred Stieglitz, a photographer and modern art promoter. Stieglitz took over 350 portraits of O'Keeffe during his career.
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Above: Georgia O'Keeffe as a teaching assistant to Alon Bement at the University of Virginia in 1915.
Above: Georgia O'Keeffe, Drawing XIII, 1915, Charcoal on paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Above: Georgia O'Keeffe, Untitled, The Rotunda at University of Virginia, 1912–14, watercolor on paper.
Above: "Blue Green Music" by Georgia O'Keeffe, 1921
Above: Alfred Stieglitz photo of Georgia O'Keeffe, platinum print, 1920.
Above: Alfred Stieglitz photo of Georgia O'Keeffe, Platinum-palladium print, 1918.