Georgia O'keeffe

By Shelby Dale


Early life-Artist and painter Georgia O'Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Known for her striking flower paintings and the way she zoomed in on the things she painted, O'Keeffe was one of the greatest American artists of the twentieth century.

Famed art-O'Keeffe found an advocate in famed photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz. He showed her work to the public for the first time in 1916 at his gallery 291. Married in 1924, the two formed a professional and personal partnership that lasted until his death in 1946.

Death and legacy-O'Keeffe died on March 6, 1986, in Santa Fe, Mexico. Her art work can be seen at museums around the world as well as the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Georgia O'Keeffe is considered one of America's most influential artists of the 20th century, who promoted new ideas of abstraction and helped define modern art. O'Keeffe may be the most recognized for her work done in New York and the Southwest, but the time she spent during her early life in Chicago had a major influence on her work.

Georgia O'Keeffe talking about her life and work

Questions about the video

1. When O'Keeffe would go on walks, what would she bring home with her?

2.Where did she paint her first skull?