I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life — and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

— Georgia O’Keeffe.

Trailblazer Georgia O’Keeffe was born today in 1887 in Wisconsin (died 1986 at aged 98 in Santa Fe, New Mexico). What a life! Known for her elegant simplicity, clean lines, crisp and sensual aesthetic, she was a compelling artist and maverick who created American art free from the irony and cynicism of the late 20th century.

Georgia o’Keeffe with her husband, Alfred Stieglitz, photographer and modern art promoter, in 1936.


Alfred Stieglitz, ‘Georgia O’Keeffe,’ 1918. Photograph; gelatin silver print.

O’Keeffe, ‘Ram’s Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills,’ 1935. Oil on canvas. O’Keeffe ‘Untitled (Purple Petunia),’ 1925. Oil on canvas.

Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe and Orville Cox, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 1937. Georgia O’Keeffe hitching a ride to Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch, 1944, photographed by Maria Chabot.

This last image, I love. All that is O’Keeffe so evocatively captured.

Georgia O’Keeffe, photographed by Yosuf Karsh, in 1956.


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