Georgia O Keeffe Essay

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Georgia O'keeffe

Georgia O'keeffe was an American artist born on November 15, 1887 and died on March 6, 1986. She was born near Sun Prairie Wisconsen, O'Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916. She is 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 Moderism.
By the time O'Keeffe was 10 years old she decided that she wanted to become an artst, she anad her older sister recieved art instructions from a local watercolourist Sara Mann. O'Keeffe studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1905 to 1906. In 1907, she attended Art Students League in New York City where she studied under the influence of William Merritt Chase. In 1906 she won a still-life prize with her oil-painting's 'Dead Rabbit with Copper Pot'. Later on that year O'Keeffe abandond the career of being an artist as she couldnt see herself as an artist in the future. She then worked as a commercial artist in Chicago,
O'Keeffe was inspired to paint again in early 1912, when she atteneded a summer school where she was introduced to the innovative ideas of Arthur Wesley Dow. O'keeffe started using charcoal to complete her drawings then moved onto using oil-paints and watercolours. She then began to work on large-scale paintings at natural form and through a magnifying lens. However, her earlier work was more abstract.
Georgia O'Keeffe used color to convey…