Georgia O’Keeffe

Popular 1920's Painter

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Georgia O'Keeffe was born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin in a farmhouse on November 15, 1887. She had decided to become an artist by the age of ten. Her art began to flourish in New York in the 1910's. In New York she painted the New York skyline and large flowers as if seen close up. Three years after her husband died O'Keeffe moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. She painted the beautiful landsape of the northren New Mexican dessert. O'Keeffe worked with clay up until two years before her death in 1986, at the age 98. Georgia O'Keeffe left behind the legacy was over 2000 vibrant and dynamic paintings that are in national and international museums. Georgia O'Keeffe contributed to the American culture because she was a great women artist that created new and groundbreaking art.


Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings include abstractions, large-scale depictions of flowers, leaves, rocks, shells, bones and other natural forms, New York cityscapes and paintings of the unusual shapes and colors of architectural and landscape forms of northern New Mexico. All of her paintings where instantly reconizable.

Similar Art

An artist that is living today that is similar to Georgia O'Keeffe is Anna Lee Troth. They are similar in the ways that they are both of the New Mexico's Santa Fe and they are of the red and orange plateaus, and they both don't go into deep detail to make them look real. They are abstract and have the many vivacious colors of the New Mexican dessert.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Santa Fe, New mexico