Georgia O'Keeffe

By: Maddison Tate Hour 5


Georgia O'Keeffe was an artist born in Wisconsin November 15th, 1887. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Painting had always been a big part of her life. She claims there was nothing behind her paintings but people who've studied her art think there is something more behind her art. They think that there is sexual imagery behind some of them. Georgia moved to Mexico in her early life. She moved to the desert. She saw more life in bones and sun bleached skulls than in living animals and people. She painted what she saw. She loved the isolation of the desert. Georgia died under a year before her 100th birthday.
Georgia O'Keeffe talking about her life and work


What was missing that caused Georgia to start picking up bones in the countryside.


Georgia had a big impact on the creative side of the community because of her varying paintings. She was known for painting sharp, clear, eye-catching paintings. Some abstract paintings and plenty of landscapes are a big part of Georgia's portfolio. Art in this century was not this intense. Georgia showed people that painting what interests you is just as beautiful as painting what others want. People could express their artistic side without worrying about what other people had to say to that.