Georgia O'Keeffe

By: Ellen Rollins

About Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Georgia O'Keeffe died on March 6, 1986 at the age of 98. Georgias primary type of artwork was absrtactionism and Georgia usually used paint as her medium. Abstract art seeks to break away from traditional representations of physical objects. She is considered the mother of American Modernism. Georgia quit painting 3 different times. The first time she took on a more stable job because of financial troubles within her family. The second time she had a nervous breakdown which led to hospitalization and caused her to set aside her brushes. The third time being Georgias eyesight getting to the point where painting was no longer an option.


"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I've never let it keep me form doing a single thing that I wanted to do." -Georgia O'Keeffe

inspiration

Georgia O'Keeffe inspires me because of how passionate and determined she was. As Georgia got older she lost her sight. Georgia was so passionate about art that since painting was no longer an option but didnt want to stop art all together she turned to sculpting. She lived a long, hard life but always went back to what makes he happy.

future plans

I've always had a huge art influence in my life. With my mom being an art teacher and my brother now going to college for art, art has always been something in my household. My mom has always encouraged going into something you love instead of something that makes you money. After many years of saying I wanted to be a nurse, or vet I decided to actually figure out what I enjoyed most and decided to make a career out of it. I would much rather spend my life doing something i love then spending my life working a 9 to 5 and only looking forward to the weekend. My plan for success is to work as hard as I can. As of now I would like to go to a 4 year college and major in communications. Success doesnt come easily, so i plan on working very hard to achieve my goals in life.

citations

1. Oriental Poppy

1928

Paint

30 x 40

University of Minnesota Art Museum

http://www.georgiaokeeffe.net/oriental-poppies.jsp


2. Rams Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills

1935

paint

30 x 36

Brooklyn Museum

http://www.artandcointv.com/GreatMasters_next.php?greatMastersID=20


3. Blue Flower

1918

pastels

20 x 16

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

http://whitney.org/WatchAndListen/Artists?play_id=110


websites:

http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/

http://www.biography.com/people/georgia-okeeffe-9427684