Women Artists

Watch Georgia O’Keeffe Talking About Her Life

Zuzanna Stańska 12 October 2023 min Read

Georgia O’Keeffe was an American artist, best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O’Keeffe has been recognized as the “Mother of American modernism”.

This extraordinary artist refused to be known as the wife of noted US photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Instead, she became one of the most famous painters in her country and beyond. Soaked in sublime colors and light yet evocative shapes, her paintings managed to stand out in a slightly chaotic modernist scene of the time, turning Georgia O’Keeffe into an independent artist and one of the very few female painters. Willingly or not, she paved the way for prominence for many other women who wished to become successful creatives and continues to do so even today.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s iconic artistry and fierce independence left an indelible mark on the world of modern art. Her refusal to be overshadowed by her husband’s fame and her determination to forge her own path inspired countless female artists to break free from societal constraints. Even in her later years, at almost 90, O’Keeffe remained a symbol of unwavering creativity and a beacon of hope for aspiring women artists. Her legacy endures, reminding us that the pursuit of artistic passion knows no boundaries of age or gender.

Watch Georgia O’Keeffe, at her home in New Mexico in 1977, talking about her life and work. She was nearly 90 at the time.

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