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Georgia O'Keeffe
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Carr, O'Keeffe, Kahlo : Places of Their Own
(Sharyn Rohlfsen Udall)
This original and thought-provoking book compares the art, lives, and achievements of three artists, each of whom became the preeminent twentieth-century female painter of her country: Emily Carr of Canada, Georgia O'Keeffe of the United States, and Frida Kahlo of Mexico. Important themes tie these artists' visually disparate work together, the book shows, and viewing their work collectively sheds new light on the art of the continent.

Georgia O'Keeffe : The Poetry of Things
(Elizabeth Hutton Turner )
This stunning book is the first in-depth exploration of Georgia O`Keeffe`s unique contribution to still-life painting. It features beautiful full-page reproductions of some sixty of her paintings, related photographs, essays that discuss the sometimes surprising formative influences on O`Keeffe`s approach to objects, and an illustrated chronology of her life.

O'Keeffe and Stieglitz : An American Romance
(Benita Eisler)
Almost 24 years his junior, Georgia O'Keeffe became for Alfred Stieglitz a near icon of American art--as well as his wife. In a marvelous, multileveled biography, Benita Eisler traces the epic and stormy relationship of these incomparable artists, from their consuming ambition to their sexual experimentation.

O'Keeffe on Paper
(Elizabeth Glassman, Barbara Buhler Lynes, Judith Walsh, Ruth E. Fine )
A National Gallery of Art Publication Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), one of the most innovative and renowned of all American artists, made works on paper throughout her long career. More than 50 of her most stunning watercolors, charcoals, and pastels are presented in this volume, the catalogue of an exhibition that opens in April 2000 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and travels in July to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe.

Portrait of an Artist : A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe
(Laurie Lisle )
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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