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."
from Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Key Facts In This Video
Nature was at the heart of O'Keeffe's paintings. (2:21)
O'Keeffe rejected the sexualized Freudian analysis placed upon her artwork by critics. (8:09)
In 1929 she found her "spiritual home" in New Mexico, where her love of nature was revived. (10:29)