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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 - 1986)

Having become an art teacher in the 1910s, Georgia O’Keeffe is remarked thanks to a series of charcoal abstract drawings that lead Alfred Stieglitz to exclaim, ‘At last, a woman on paper!’ and exhibit her work in his gallery. Supported by the photographer, the American artist soon establishes herself in New York and marries her mentor, in 1924. Georgia O’Keeffe is eager to depict not what she sees but what she feels, should it be feminine nudes, landscapes, urban skyscrapers or her incredible close-ups of flowers that would later inspire Robert Mapplethorpe. While she is recognized as an innovative modernist, Alfred Stieglitz depicts his muse with photographs featuring the complexity of her personality as well as her evolution and aging. Having fallen in love with New Mexico during a trip in 1929, Georgia O’Keeffe definitely settles there in 1949 and finds new subjects to paint in its rugged mountains and animal bones while she takes on a simple monastic existence: ‘I chose coming away because here at least I feel good — and it makes me feel I am growing very tall and straight inside — and very still’. Since, the artist has inspired various creatives from photographers to fashion designers such as Calvin Klein who met the reclusive painter and shot a campaign with Bruce Weber in her New Mexico home.

Tags / Georgia Ou2019Keeffe - American Painter - Muses - It Women - 1930s - Photography - Simplicity
Georgia O'Keeffe on the Portal at the Ghost Ranch by Todd Webb, 1963
Georgia O'Keeffe on the Portal at the Ghost Ranch by Todd Webb, 1963
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1931
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1931
Georgia O'Keeffe hitching a ride to Abiquiu with Maurice Grosser in 1944
Georgia O'Keeffe hitching a ride to Abiquiu with Maurice Grosser in 1944
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1931
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1931
The Chow Chows by Georgia O'Keeffe, 1950s
The Chow Chows by Georgia O'Keeffe, 1950s
Georgia O'Keeffe by Laura Gilpin, 1953
Georgia O'Keeffe by Laura Gilpin, 1953
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1930
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1930
Georgia O'Keeffe with dogs by Todd Webb, Abiquiu House, 1962
Georgia O'Keeffe with dogs by Todd Webb, Abiquiu House, 1962
Georgia O'Keeffe pouring tea by Todd Webb, 1962
Georgia O'Keeffe pouring tea by Todd Webb, 1962
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1910s
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1910s
Georgia  O'Keeffe at the Ghost Ranch by Todd Webb, New Mexico, 1962
Georgia O'Keeffe at the Ghost Ranch by Todd Webb, New Mexico, 1962
Georgia O'Keeffe by Philippe Halsman, 1967
Georgia O'Keeffe by Philippe Halsman, 1967
The Chow Chows by Georgia O'Keeffe, 1950s
The Chow Chows by Georgia O'Keeffe, 1950s
Georgia O'Keeffe in patio by Todd Webb, 1963
Georgia O'Keeffe in patio by Todd Webb, 1963
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe by Tony Vaccaro, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1960
Georgia O'Keeffe by Tony Vaccaro, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1960
Georgia O'Keeffe's hands by Alfred Stieglitz, 1919
Georgia O'Keeffe's hands by Alfred Stieglitz, 1919
Georgia O’Keeffe with Matisse Sculpture by Alfred Stieglitz, 1921
Georgia O’Keeffe with Matisse Sculpture by Alfred Stieglitz, 1921
Georgia O'Keeffe hand on back tire of Ford V8 by Alfred Steiglitz, 1933
Georgia O'Keeffe hand on back tire of Ford V8 by Alfred Steiglitz, 1933
Georgia O’Keeffe - Hands by Alfred Stieglitz, 1917
Georgia O’Keeffe - Hands by Alfred Stieglitz, 1917
Georgia O’Keeffe by John Loengard, 1966
Georgia O’Keeffe by John Loengard, 1966
Georgia O’Keeffe by Andy Warhol, 1980
Georgia O’Keeffe by Andy Warhol, 1980
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred  Stieglitz, 1930s
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1930s
Georgia O'Keeffe at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1970
Georgia O'Keeffe at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1970
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1944
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1944
Georgia O'Keeffe with Alfred Stieglitz by Arnold Newman, 1944
Georgia O'Keeffe with Alfred Stieglitz by Arnold Newman, 1944
Georgia O'Keeffe posing for Una Hanbury, 1967
Georgia O'Keeffe posing for Una Hanbury, 1967
Alfred Stieglitz photographing Georgia O'Keeffe by Arnold H. Rönnebeck, 1924
Alfred Stieglitz photographing Georgia O'Keeffe by Arnold H. Rönnebeck, 1924
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1920
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1920
Alfred Stieglitz photographing Georgia O'Keeffe by Arnold H. Rönnebeck, 1924
Alfred Stieglitz photographing Georgia O'Keeffe by Arnold H. Rönnebeck, 1924
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1924
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1924
Georgia O'Keeffe by Tony Vaccaro, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1960
Georgia O'Keeffe by Tony Vaccaro, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1960
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1923
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1923
Georgia O'Keeffe at the Black Place by Maria Chabot, New Mexico, 1944
Georgia O'Keeffe at the Black Place by Maria Chabot, New Mexico, 1944
Georgia O'Keeffe at the Black Place by Maria Chabot, New Mexico, 1944
Georgia O'Keeffe at the Black Place by Maria Chabot, New Mexico, 1944
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe at the Ghost Ranch by Dan Budnik, 1975
Georgia O'Keeffe at the Ghost Ranch by Dan Budnik, 1975
Georgia O'Keeffe by Myron Wood, April 1980
Georgia O'Keeffe by Myron Wood, April 1980
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1920
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1920
Georgia O’Keeffe’s house in Abiquiu with mobile by Alexander Calder by Myron Wood, New Mexico, 1980
Georgia O’Keeffe’s house in Abiquiu with mobile by Alexander Calder by Myron Wood, New Mexico, 1980
Georgia O'Keeffe at the Ghost Ranch with pots by Juan Hamilton by Dan Budnik, 1975
Georgia O'Keeffe at the Ghost Ranch with pots by Juan Hamilton by Dan Budnik, 1975
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1921
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1921
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1919
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1919
Georgia O'Keeffe by Myron Wood, April 1980
Georgia O'Keeffe by Myron Wood, April 1980
Georgia O'Keeffe with sketchpad and watercolors by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe with sketchpad and watercolors by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz Kissing at Lake George, 1929
Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz Kissing at Lake George, 1929
Georgia O'Keeffe by Allan Grant, 1956
Georgia O'Keeffe by Allan Grant, 1956
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1931
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1931
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1930s
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1930s
Hand of Georgia O’Keeffe, by John Loengard, 1960s
Hand of Georgia O’Keeffe, by John Loengard, 1960s
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1970s
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1970s
Georgia O'Keeffe by Philippe Halsman, 1967
Georgia O'Keeffe by Philippe Halsman, 1967
Georgia O'Keeffe by Bruce Weber, 1984
Georgia O'Keeffe by Bruce Weber, 1984
Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox by by Ansel Adams, Chelly Canyon National Monument, Arizona, 1937
Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox by by Ansel Adams, Chelly Canyon National Monument, Arizona, 1937
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1932
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1932
Georgia O'Keeffe by Yousuf Karsh, 1956
Georgia O'Keeffe by Yousuf Karsh, 1956
Georgia O'Keeffe by Christopher Springmann, 1974
Georgia O'Keeffe by Christopher Springmann, 1974
Georgia O’Keeffe, Glen canyon by Todd Webb, 1961
Georgia O’Keeffe, Glen canyon by Todd Webb, 1961
Georgia O'Keeffe by Philippe Halsman, 1967
Georgia O'Keeffe by Philippe Halsman, 1967
Georgia O'Keeffe by Philippe Halsman, 1948
Georgia O'Keeffe by Philippe Halsman, 1948
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1930s
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1930s
Georgia O'Keeffe by Philippe Halsman, 1948
Georgia O'Keeffe by Philippe Halsman, 1948
Georgia O'Keeffe by Christopher Springmann, 1974
Georgia O'Keeffe by Christopher Springmann, 1974
Georgia O'Keeffe by  Don Worth, 1958
Georgia O'Keeffe by Don Worth, 1958
Georgia O'Keeffe by Cecil Beaton, 1966
Georgia O'Keeffe by Cecil Beaton, 1966
Georgia O'Keeffe by Cecil Beaton, 1966
Georgia O'Keeffe by Cecil Beaton, 1966
Georgia O'Keeffe by Yousuf Karsh, 1956
Georgia O'Keeffe by Yousuf Karsh, 1956
Maria Chabot, Georgia O'Keeffe and Holger Cahill by John Candelario, Navajo Canyon, 1942
Maria Chabot, Georgia O'Keeffe and Holger Cahill by John Candelario, Navajo Canyon, 1942
Georgia O'Keeffe with skull by John Candelario, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1939
Georgia O'Keeffe with skull by John Candelario, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1939
Georgia O'Keeffe by Yousuf Karsh, 1956
Georgia O'Keeffe by Yousuf Karsh, 1956
Georgia O'Keeffe with Siamese cat, New Mexico, by John Candelario, 1939
Georgia O'Keeffe with Siamese cat, New Mexico, by John Candelario, 1939
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1921
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1921
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1920s
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1920s
Georgia O'Keeffe by Yousuf Karsh, 1956
Georgia O'Keeffe by Yousuf Karsh, 1956
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1919
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, 1919
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