"TO CREATE ONE'S WORLD IN ANY OF THE ARTS TAKES COURAGE"
O'Keeffe's career, although she went to the Teacher's College of Columbia, where she met an inspiration of hers, Arthur Dow, and the Art Institute of Chicago, really started with a few charcoal drawing seen by a Mr. Alfred Stieglitz, who featured her works in an art show without her permission. From there, with the help of Stieglitz, her path as an artist was set.
O'Keeffe and Stieglitz married, but later, after fights and infidelity on Stieglitz's side, things were tense, and after his death was when O'Keeffe really started to focus on her already existing love of the southwest and started to portray it through her art. She loved the landscapes especially, and drew the various scenes in multiple ways.