artist

Georgia O'Keeffe

    165 
    Click to Favorite
    Click to Share

Georgia O’Keeffe’s striking and highly personal vision was a major contribution to American Modernism. Despite her traditional training, she began to experiment with abstract drawings under the influence of Arthur Wesley Dow. After meeting Alfred Stieglitz in 1916 (whom she would later marry), she went on to form part of his radical artistic circle in New York. In the 1920s, she produced dramatic Precisionist paintings of urban architecture and skyscrapers. However, she is most famous for her flower paintings, in which she creates almost-abstract designs by enlarging close-up botanical details. After 1929, the harsh desert landscape of New Mexico repeatedly features in her work – as do the objects found there, such as cow skulls and bones. Having settled in New Mexico permanently in 1949, she continued to experiment into old age, producing a series of aerial views inspired by her frequent plane travel. Famously her pictures often feature thinly veiled sexual allusions.

Read more

Editorial (5)

See all
Stieglitz and O'Keeffe: A Love Story

Stieglitz and O'Keeffe: A Love Story

Who doesn’t love a good, passionate love story? And when that story includes two of the most influential artists of the 20th…

Remembering I.M. Pei, the Allure of New Mexico & More

Remembering I.M. Pei, the Allure of New Mexico & More

Each week, we scour the internet for the most significant, surprising, and outrageous art news—helping you stay informed (an…

100 Years of Bauhaus, Counterfeit Rodin’s & More

100 Years of Bauhaus, Counterfeit Rodin’s & More

Each week, we scour the internet for the most significant, surprising, and outrageous art news—helping you stay informed (an…

Playlists (1)

See all
20

Key Works: Georgia O'Keeffe

Click to More

Related artists

See all
Lee Krasner

Lee Krasner

American, 1908–1984
Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur

French, 1822–1899
Annabeth Mohon

Annabeth Mohon

American, 1992–present

Works (20)

Date updatedTime periodName