Artist Georgia O'Keeffe

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

  • 1

    Nature was at the heart of O'Keeffe's paintings. (2:21)

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    O'Keeffe rejected the sexualized Freudian analysis placed upon her artwork by critics. (8:09)

  • 3

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

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