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A Few Pigments
01-02-2006, 05:59 PM
Georgia O'Keeffe
American Painter, 1887-1986


Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918/21, by Alfred Stieglitz, Palladium print (black palladiotype), 25.3 x 20 cm

Relationships: Wife of Alfred Stieglitz. http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/stieglitz_alfred.html

Studied under William Merritt Chase http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/chase_william_merritt.html
Masters of Pastels-December 2005-1849-1916-William Merritt Chase http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4103308#post4103308

and Frank Dumond. http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/dumond_frank.html

Subject matter: Specializes in Flowers (Flower Painters http://www.artcyclopedia.com/subjects/Flowers.html ) / the American West ( Western Artists http://www.artcyclopedia.com/subjects/the_American_West.html )

Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. We haven't time - and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time.

If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. So I said to myself - I'll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.

...Well, I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower - and I don't.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Bio at CGFA http://cgfa.sunsite.dk/okeeffe/okeeffe_bio.htm

Bio at artchive http://www.artchive.com/artchive/ftptoc/okeeffe_ext.html

1922, A Storm, Pastel on paper, mounted on illustration board; H. 18-1/4, W. 24-3/8 in. (46.4 x 61.9 cm)

1928, Pink Dish and Green Leaves, pastel on paper

1941, Narcissa’s Last Orchid, Pastel, 54.5 x 69.1 cm.

1943, Beauford Delaney 1901–1979, Pastel on paper, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation

1945, Goat's Horn With Red, Pastel on paperboard, mounted on paperboard, 27 7/8 x 31 11/16 in. (70.7 x 80.4 cm.)

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Georgia O'Keeffe: The Artist's Landscape, Photographs by Todd Webb

Ellens Place

PBS, American Masters http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/okeeffe_g.html