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.
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