Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2004 - Art - 630 pages
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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was one of the most successful American artists of the 20th-century: her arresting paintings of enormous, intimately rendered flowers, desert landscapes and stark white cow skulls are seminal works of modern art. But behind O'Keeffe's bold work and celebrity was a woman misunderstood by even her most ardent admirers. 23 years her senior. The relationship was physically and intellectually passionate, but Atieglitz was a man of the world. Driven to a nervous breakdown by Stieglitz's affair, O'Keefe relocated and redefined herself in New Mexico, where she created her unforgettable signature paintings. Stieglitz's longtime paramour - this biography offers an insight into O'Keefe's defining relationships and the effect of her husband's infidelity, and offers an honest portrayal of a life shrouded in myth.
 

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One of the most famous and probably the richest female artists ever, Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was born in Wisconsin, lived for many years in New York, was married to photographer and art dealer ... Read full review

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A masterwork of scholarship and soul. It's enormously satisfying to ride with an author in such deep relationship and empathy with the spirit glowing from these masterworks of technique and vision. A major work. A major litterary accomplishment and an important one. The scope of O'keefe's contribution is diversely epic and it is extremely well served by this sensitive critique and engagingly dynamic biography. Bravo ! stan becker 2-14-11 

Contents

Introduction
3
BEGINNING 18481917
9
BECOMING 19181946
155
BEING 19471986
421
Coda
547
Acknowledgments
551
Notes
555
Selected Bibliography
595
Index
605
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Hunter Drohojowska-Philp writes about modern art, design and architecture. She is a regular contributor to Artnews, Artnet, Western Interiors and Design, and the Los Angeles Times and the author of Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe.

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