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The Georgia O'Keefe Museum

 Sante Fe, New Mexico is home 
to the Georgia O'Keefe Museum.
Sharing some of the favorites
 from my visit there.

 Untitled- Vase of Flowers
Watercolor paper

The Black Iris, 1926
Oil on Canvas

Petunia No. 2, 1924
Oil on Canvas

Autumn Trees-
The Maples, 1924
Oil on Canvas
 Winter Cottonwoods, East V, 1954
Oil on Canvas

 Mesa and Road East, 1952
Oil on Canvas
  Untitled- Red and Yellow Cliffs, 1940
Oil on Canvas

 Ram's Head , blue Morning glory, 1938
Oil on Canvas

 View through a bone hole.
Georgia developed a keen sense of view.

  From the River, Pale, 1959
Oil on Canvas
  Untitled- Hibiscus, 1939  
Oil on canvas
Georgia Totto O'Keefe
Nov. 15,1887- March 6, 1986
Best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, 
New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes.
Recognized as the "Mother of American modernism."
She attended the Art Institute of Chicago a
nd Art League of New York but didn't graduate.
She worked as an illustrator and then taught in Virginia, Texas 
and South Carolina from 1911-1918.
She then began to study watercolor
 at the University of Virginia 
 and then was led to abstract charcoals.
This caught the eye of Alfred Stieglitz, 
and art dealer and photographer 
who became her husband in 1924.
She continued to teach 
and studied at Columbia University in 1914-1915.
O'Keefe and Stieglitz lived together in New York
 until 1929,
when she began to spend part
 of the year in the the Southwest. 
The vistas greatly influenced her paintings.  
She lived in Abiquiu, 
until she moved to Santa Fe in her laster years. 
 In 2014, her 1932 painting - 
Jimson Weed sold for $44,405,000,
 more that that three times the previous 
world auction record for any female artist. 
The Museum in Santa Fe was established after her death.
                                                                 (Wikipedia summary)
The museum was undergoing a major project
 of photographing her work.
 So some artwork was missing on the day of our visit.
All lines and shadows are due to my 
camera, skill and the gallery lighting. 


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