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Artist Georgia O'Keeffe

Although American artist Georgia O'Keeffe, born November 15, 1887, was famous for painting flowers (among other stationary subjects), she once said, "I hate flowers. I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move."

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Nature was at the heart of O'Keeffe's paintings. 02:21

  2. O'Keeffe rejected the sexualized Freudian analysis placed upon her artwork by critics. 08:09

  3. In 1929 she found her "spiritual home" in New Mexico, where her love of nature was revived. 10:29

Written By Curiosity Staff November 14, 2014