10 Interesting Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe


Have you ever heard about 10 Interesting Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe?She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, In 1905, O’Keeffe began her serious formal art training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and then the Art Students League of New York, but she felt constrained by her lessons that focused on recreating or copying what was in nature.

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Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe 1:Early life

O’Keeffe was the second of seven children.She attended Town Hall School in Sun Prairie.By age 10, she had decided to become an artist,and with her sisters, Ida and Anita, she received art instruction from local watercolorist Sara Mann. In late 1902, the O’Keeffes moved from Wisconsin to the close-knit neighborhood of Peacock Hill in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe 2:Career

Georgia O’Keeffe

O’Keeffe studied and ranked at the top of her class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1905 to 1906, studying with John Vanderpoel.Due to typhoid fever, she had to take a year off from her education.In 1907, she attended the Art Students League in New York City, where she studied under William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox and F. Luis Mora.

Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe 3:Sex Orientation

According to some analytical and data that spread out in the internet,i can tell you that she is a lesbian.yep.this might surprise you..but there are something really intriquing which was the fact that she was a virgin….and most likely till her death..!

Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe 4:Autumn Trees -The Maple

Autumn Trees -The Maple

 

This painting was given to the The Burnett Foundation and Gerald and Kathleen Peters.As we all know from the picture above, that we can assume it is an abstract and modern nature painting.Most of her paintings are flowers with unique combination of colors.The painting has a some sense of “darness” in it.Perhaps she is some kind of-i dont know……

Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe 5: Palo Duro Canyon

She made several paintings about Palo Duro Canyon.Palo Duro Canyon is a canyon system of the Caprock Escarpment located in the Texas Panhandle near the cities of Amarillo and Canyon.Canyon. As the second-largest canyon in the United States, it is roughly 120 miles (190 km) long and has an average width of 6 miles.Can you guess what was all that about?:)

Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe 6:Black Iris

 

Black Iris

It was one of her famous paintings.We can see some pattern here,…If you look forward to all of her paintings, she is tryimh to express something.All of her paintingĀ  are about flowers.Flowers as flowers or?Do you get what i mean?:)

Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe 7: Codicils of Georgia O’Keefe

Following O’Keeffe’s death, her family contested her will because codicils made to it in the 1980s had left most of her $76 million estate to Hamilton. The case was ultimately settled out of court in July 1987.The case became famous as a precedent in estate planning.

Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe 8:The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

 

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is dedicated to the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe, her life, American modernism, and public engagement.If you ever continuosly read my post……Was this picture reminds you of something??

 

Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe 9:The Dinner Party

Judy Chicago gave O’Keeffe a prominent place in her The Dinner Party (1979) in recognition of what many prominent feminist artists considered groundbreaking introduction of sensual and feminist imagery in her works of art. Although feminists celebrated O’Keeffe as the originator of “female iconography.And if you look further…was is the connection..between painting and instalation gallery..?

Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe 10: American Academy of Arts and Letters

Audubon Terrace

 

The American Academy of Arts and Letters is a 250-member honor society; its goal is to “foster, assist, and sustain excellence” in American literature, music, and art.it is still about pictures again….cause you know..she is a painter..a legendary one…So if you ever play some horrifying game..Do you know… what is what….??

 

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