GEORGIA O'KEEFFE

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE

Born November 15, 1887, Sun Prairie, WI

Died March 6, 1986, Santa Fe, NM

  • Called the “Mother of American Modernism”

  • Best known for her paintings of New Mexican landscapes, New York skyscrap- ers and close-ups of owers

  • Her unique style earned her respect and recognition in a male-dominated New York art world and she became the highest paid female American artist

  • Honors include a U.S. stamp, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a National Medal of Arts