- Born on a farm in Wisconsin in 1887
- Realized she wanted to be an artist at age 12
- Drew whatever she saw out her window
- At age 16 she took private art lessons
- Moved to Madison to live with her Aunt Lola
- Enrolled at Chatham Episcopal Institute, a boarding school, in 1903
- Became the art editor of the school yearbook
- Received high school diploma in 1905
- Sent to Chicago to study painting at the Art Institute of Chicago
- As a young girl, her parents had left their children to travel to Virginia, where they wanted to relocate the family.
- In 1908 her father's business went down the drain and she returned to him to help support herfamily
- In 1906, she got sick with typhoid fever and couldn't finish school at the Art Institute of Chicago
- 1908- won the William Merritt Chase Still Life Prize
- 1977- Received the U.S. Medal of Freedom
- 1985- won the National Medal of Arts
- 1997- The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the first museum in the United States dedicated to a single female artist, opened in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
View on Life
- Saw the world around her a little differently than most people do
- The artist’s goal was to express his/her own thoughts and feelings
- "I simply paint what I see"
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