Georgia O'Keeffe

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As a young artist Georgia O’Keeffe often chafed at others’ expectations of her and the art she was then creating. She had little interest in painting only those subjects deemed suitable for women. Instead she experimented boldly with abstraction and immersed herself in the hothouse of American modernism. Fiercely independent, O’Keeffe dressed and acted as she pleased, forging relationships on her own terms, most famously with the photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Although they married in 1924, O’Keeffe sought space to pursue her art unencumbered by societal expectations. Beginning in 1929, she left New York and her husband nearly every summer to paint in New Mexico and moved there permanently after his death. Inspired by the Southwest landscape, she cultivated one of the most successful artistic careers of the twentieth century. While often living far from urban centers, O’Keeffe attracted many admirers, the majority of whom she sought to keep at a distance, including the photographer Paul Strand, the creator of this 1918 portrait.
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Georgia O'Keeffe: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter
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Georgia O'Keeffe: Presidential Medal of Freedom
National Portrait Gallery
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© Aperture Foundation, Inc., Paul Strand Archive
Paul Strand, 16 Oct 1890 - 31 Mar 1976
Georgia O'Keeffe, 15 Nov 1887 - 6 Mar 1986
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Platinum print
Image: 19.9 x 18.9 cm (7 13/16 x 7 7/16")
Sheet: 25.1 x 20.1 cm (9 7/8 x 7 15/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16")
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