Portrait of an Artist

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Washington Square Press, Oct 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the most original painters America has ever produced, left behind a remarkable legacy when she died at the age of ninety-eight. Her vivid visual vocabulary -- sensuous flowers, bleached bones against red sky and earth -- had a stunning, profound, and lasting influence on American art in this century.
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 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.
And here is the story of a great romance -- between the extraordinary painter and her much older mentor, lover, and husband, Alfred Stieglitz.
Renowned for her fierce independence, iron determination, and unique artistic vision, Georgia O'Keeffe is a twentieth-century legend. Her dazzling career spans virtually the entire history modern art in America.

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Review: Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe

User Review  - Alan - Goodreads

Since I knew her in the 70s, I keep reading books about O'Keeffe, and except for Miss O'Keeffe, none of them really stick with me. Some are pretty silly. Have made trips to see the exhibit in ... Read full review

Review: Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe

User Review  - Kris - Goodreads

While Georgia O'Keeffe led a fairly interesting life, the writing style was not nearly so interesting. Read full review

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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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