Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

WHO IS SHE: Georgia O'Keeffe was a doyenne of American modernist painting. She has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism.” She was known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes.

HOW SHE INSPIRE US:  She loves nature and animals. She was given two Blue Chow Chow puppies; Bo and Chia for Christmas in 1953 that her heart was truly stolen. She went on to own six Chows and cats in her lifetime, referring to them fondly as "Little People”

WHAT SHE TAUGHT US: O’Keeffe painted nature in a way that showed how it made her feel. In 1940 she was given a retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago and in 1946, she became the first female artist to be afforded a retrospective at MoMA. Despite beginning to suffer from macular degeneration in 1972, which left her with only peripheral vision, O’Keeffe continued working in pencil and charcoal until 1984.

We Woof You Georgia O’Keeffe! You’re an Inspiration!

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