• In Memory of Georgia

    by  • March 6, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    220px-O'Keeffe_Georgia_Ram's_Head 220px-Georgiaokeefe It’s hard to overestimate the impact that Georgia O’Keefe had on America art.  Born in 1887 in Wisconsin, she would arrive in the Southwest 25 years later.  Her work immediately began to take on the themes and tones that would make her famous.

    O’Keefe had already made a name for herself in the early 1920s in New York City.  In 1928, six of her calla lily paintings sold for an unheard of $25,000.  Her western work only increased her fame throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

    O’Keefe’s eyesight began failing and she stopped painting completely in 1972.  She died on March 6, 1986, 24 years ago today.

    You’ll find much more about Georgia O’Keefe’s life and work at these links:





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