Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Born: November 15, 1887, Sun Prairie, WI                       Died: March 6, 1986, Santa Fe, NM

Blue and Green Music

1919/21 Oil on canvas 58.4 x 48.3 cm (23 x 18 in.) Alfred Stieglitz Collection© The Art Institute of Chicago. Image taken from:

American Modernism

American Modernist artists transformed landscapes and nature and images and made them their own.  Their style of art was not traditional.  They liked to focus on what was directly in front of them.  Georgia OKeeffe liked to paint flowers, still lifes, and landscapes of the American Southwest.  She was an American Modernist that used abstraction and realism


Georgia OKeeffe was born on November 15, 1887, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Photographer Alfred Stieglitz gave OKeefe her first gallery show in 1916 and the couple married in 1924. OKeeffe moved to New Mexico after her husbands death and was inspired by the landscape to create numerous well-known paintings. Georgia OKeeffe died on March 6, 1986.



Post Impressionism


1887 - Born November 15 near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin..... 1902 - Family moved to Williamsburg, Virginia..... 1903 - WRIGHT BROTHERS FIRST FLIGHT.....


German Expressionism


1905 - Entered Art Institute of Chicago.....

Abstract Art
(c.1907 onwards)


1907 - Enrolled in Art Students League of New York..... 1908 - FORD INTRODUCES MODEL T.....


1908 - 1916 - Teaching and studying..TX, IL, VA, SC.....




1914 - 1918 WORLD WAR I.....



De Stijl

1917 - Stops in Santa Fe for first time, immediately impressed with NM.....1918 - Moves to New York: flower paintings, city paintings.....


1924 - Marriage to Stieglitz.....1929 - First summer in New Mexico (Taos).....1934 - First summer at Ghost Ranch..... 1939 - 1945 WORLD WAR II..... 1940 - Bought Rancho de los Burros from Arthur Pack at Ghost Ranch.....1945 - Bought house in Abiquiu.....

Abstract Expressionism

1946 - Stieglitz died.....1949 - Moved permanent residence to New Mexico.....1953 - Extensive world travel; awards and honors; exhibitions.....

Pop Art

1959 - Alaska and Hawaii become states.....

Op Art



1971 - Eyesight deterioration began.....1976 - Autobiographical picture book, Georgia O'Keeffe, published.....1984 - Moved from Abiquiu to Santa Fe.....1986 - Died March 6 in Santa Fe