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Georgia O'Keeffe
(1887 - 1986)

1887 Born 15 November in Wisconsin
1905 Studies at the Art Institute of Chicago
1907 Studies at the Art Students League, New York
1908 Abandons painting to pursue career as commercial artist
1908 Wins the League's William Merritt Chase still-life prize for her oil painting Untitled (Dead Rabbit with Copper Pot)
1914 Takes courses at Teachers College
1915 Teaches art at Columbia College in South Carolina
1916 Meets Alfred Stieglitz, he supports her work through exhibitions at his gallery, and financially
1924 Marries Alfred Stieglitz
1929 First summer spent in New Mexico
1946 Steiglitz dies
1949 Elected to National Institute of Arts and Letters
1949 Moves permanently to New Mexico
1953 First trip to Europe
1962 Elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters
1970 Receives National Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Painting
1977 Receives Medal of Freedom from President Gerald Ford
1978 Failing eyesight forces her to abandon painting, she begins working in clay
1984 Health begins to fail
1985 Awarded National Medal of Arts by President Ronald Reagan
1986 Dies 6 March in Sante Fe

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