Portrait of an Artist

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 16, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
Recollections of more than one hundred of O’Keeffe’s friends, relatives, colleagues, and neighbors as well as published and previously unpublished historical records and letters are used to provide the first full-length biography and in-depth study of the celebrated painter’s life.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s personal mystique is as intriguing and enduring as her bold, brilliant canvases. Portrait of an Artist is the first full account of her exceptional life—from her girlhood and early days as a controversial art teacher, to her discovery by the pioneering photographer of the New York avant-garde, Alfred Stieglitz, to her seclusion in the New Mexico desert where she lived until her death at ninety-eight.

Equipped with passion, steadfastness, and three years poring over research, former Newsweek reporter Laurie Lisle finally shines a light on one of the most significant and innovative twentieth century artists.

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I gave this a three not because of interest because the life of Georgia OKeeffe is definitely interesting, but the writing is pretty straight forward - almost textbookish. Still, I learned much about ... Read full review

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good history of her background O'Keeffe's personal mystique is as intriguing and enduring as her bold, brilliant canvases. Here is the first full account of her exceptional life -- from her girlhood ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

In addition to Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe, Laurie Lisle is the author of two books: Without Child: Challenging the Stigma of Childlessness and Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life. She lectures widely on O’Keeffe and writes essays, articles, and book reviews for various publications. Lisle lives with her husband in northwestern Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.

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