Georgia O'Keeffe

Age: 98

Background history

Georgia O'Keeffe was born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. O'Keeffe attended Town Hall School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Georgia O'Keeffe attended high school at Sacred Heart Academy in Madison, Wisconsin, as a boarder between 1901 and 1902. Georgia stayed in Wisconsin with her aunt and attended Madison High School, then joined her family in Virginia in 1903. She finished high school as a boarder at Chatham Episcopal Institute in Virginia, and graduated in 1905. Her parents are Francis Calyxtus O'Keeffe and Ida Totto O'Keeffe. Georgia was the second of seven children, and the first daughter.

Art movement/Accomplishments

O'Keeffe was involved in the American Modernism art movement. Her abilities were quickly recognized and encouraged by teachers throughout her school years. When she graduated in 1905, she decided to make her was as an artist. In 1908, she won the League's William Merritt Chase still-life prize for her oil painting Untitled (Dead Rabbit with Copper Pot).


This is my favorite piece of art by Georgia O'Keeffe because it may look simple but it has that little detail in it. I really like that is is just a big flower. The elements in this piece are space, shape, color, value and line.The principles of art that you see in this painting are variety, balance, contrast and proportion.