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Women of the Hall

Year Honored: 1993
Birth: 1887 - Death: 1986
Born In: Wisconsin, United States of America
Died In: New Mexico, United States of America
Achievements: Arts
Educated In: Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Virginia
Schools Attended: Art Institute of Chicago, Art Students League, University of Virginia, Teachers College, Columbia University
Worked In: Texas, Virginia, South Carolina, New York, New Mexico

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Georgia O'Keeffe

Words do not capture the spare, intense, unforgettable art of Georgia O'Keeffe; her paintings reveal her better, as Alfred Stieglitz said, "a woman on paper." Determined from her early years to be an artist, O'Keeffe's career received a boost from famed photographer Alfred Stieglitz, who promoted her paintings in New York City after seeing her work. They married in 1924, beginning one of history's great creative partnerships. Some of Stieglitz' best work was of O'Keeffe, his muse, and in turn he promoted and encouraged her art throughout his life. Georgia O'Keeffe was an American original, living as she chose, painting what she wanted. It is said that her art is uniquely American, shining with a bright modernism and energy. The lyrical flowers, the New Mexico-inspired vistas of light and shape, the hard-edged, energetic urban landscapes all somehow could only have been painted by an American woman. O'Keeffe painted all her days, committed as always to what she loved: "Art is a wicked thing. It is what we are."
Additional Sources:
Turner, Elizabeth Hutton. Georgia O'Keeffe: the Poetry of Things. Washington, D.C.: Phillips Collection; New Haven: Tale University Press in association with the Dallas Museum of Art, c1999. NOTES: Exhibition itinerary: Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Patten, Christine Taylor. Miss O'Keeffe. Alburquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, c1992. NOTES: Electronic reproduction available at:

Bry, Doris and Nicholas Callaway, editors. Georgia O'Keeffe, in the West. New York: Knopf in association with Callaway, 1989.

Cowart, Jack, Juan Hamilton, and Sarah Greenough. Georgia O'Keeffe, Art and Letters. Washington National Gallery of Art: Boston; New York: Graphic Society Books, 1987.

Georgia O'Keeffe: Selections from One Hundred Flowers, in the West, the New York Years. New York: Calloway, 2001.

Drawings. With an introduction by Lloyd Goodrich. New York: Atlantis Editions, 1968.