A Short Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe


By author: Applewood Books
Number of pages: 32
Dimension: 4.25 x 6.75 Inches (US)
Original publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-944038-16-8
Rating:

Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95 Qty: 
-Georgia O'Keeffe had a fascinating and long life (she died at 98). -O'Keeffe played a key role in the development of American Modernism. -O'Keeffe's work is on exhibit at museums around the world. -O'Keeffe's home and studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a national historic landmark. -An O'Keeffe painting, "Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1," sold for over $44 million in 2014, setting the record for a work by a female artist. -The Short Biographies series offers beautiful little hardcover books at an attractive price point. The concise life stories are accessible to sophisticated young adults as well as adults.
Recognized as the "Mother of American Modernism," American artist Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) is best known for her paintings of flowers (magnified at close range), New York skyscrapers, and landscapes of her beloved adopted home of New Mexico. After her early art studies, O'Keeffe became a teacher of art, in public schools and colleges. With the encouragement of her future husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz, she began to devote herself full-time to her art in 1918 and continued to create until 1984. Among her most famous works are Ram's Head with Hollyhock, Oriental Poppies, and Red Canna.

The Short Biographies series from Applewood's Benna Books imprint features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist or a memorable trip to a museum.
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