Georgia O'keeffe

Andrew Setzer

Georgia O'keeffe A Life

Georgia O'keeffe was born November 15, 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and died March 6,1986 she lived to be 98 years old.


Georgia O'keeffe was born on November 15,1887 grew up in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin she had art lessons when she was little and was recognized for her skills by art teachers through out the school years.

When she graduated high school in 1905 at the age of 18 she was determined to make it as an artist.

O'keeffe studied at the institute of Chicago for 2 years and at the Art Students League in New York for 2 years. 4 years later she took summer classes at the University of Virginia and the University of Charlottesville. Then for 2 more years she thought as a teacher in Texas. Then she moved back to New York and was inspired by how New York looked and made pictures of New York. In the mid 1920's she moved to New Mexico and started painting pictures of canyons, desert flowers and skulls of bulls. Then she just lived their for the rest of her life. And then she died in Santa Fe, New Mexico March 6. 1986 at the age of 98 years old.


O'keeffe wanted to find the essential abstract forms of nature and that means she wanted to paint land that was very appealing to her and to people.


Georgia O'keeffe made pictures of still life, landscaping, and abstract. She would use dark colors like black and grey and she would use bright colors like pink, yellow, red, and orange. And she made lots of pictures using oil based materials. A few words that describe O'keeffe's art are colorful, bright, and interesting.


O'keeffe's painting "cows skull with calico rose" has great implied texture, it has correct proportion and it has good shape.


Georgia O'keeffe was associated with these different types of genres floral, botanical, landscape, abstract, and still life. Her first painting that included floral, botanical, and still was made in New Mexico in 1929, her first landscape painting was made in 1929 in New Mexico, and her first abstract painting was made in 1915 in New York.


Some events in the world at the times of the art was in 1915 WWI was going on. And in 1929 the stock market crash on Wallstreet happened.


People seamed to like and enjoy Georgia O'keeffe's first abstract, still life, landscape, botanical, and floral paintings.


Georgia O'keeffe is similar to me because, she and I do these 3 same genres abstract, still life, and landscape. And she is different from me because, she was much more skilled then me, she went to the institute of arts in Chicago, and she went to the art student league in New York.


I like Georgia O'keeffe's art because, it has great shape, value, implied texture, perspective, pattern, balance, and unity. Some paintings that include those traits are "Horse's skull with White Rose" and "Sky above clouds III".


The sources I used were https://www.wikipedia.org/, https://www.projectarticulate.org/, and https://www.okeeffemuseum.org.html.