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Georgia O’Keeffe

Two Calla Lilies on Pink, 1928, by Georgia O'Keeffe

An Independent Woman Among the Modernists

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) launched her reputation with a radically abstract portfolio of charcoal drawings in New York in 1915. Taking on watercolor and oil paint with an equally bold and experimental energy, she developed a personal style over the next decade that placed her among the pioneers of American modernism. After 1929, her penchant for powerful landscapes and natural forms found inspiration in New Mexico, where she produced some of her most iconic images.