Georgia Totto O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was a 20th century American painter and pioneer of American modernism best known for her canvases depicting flowers, skyscrapers, animal skulls and southeastern landscapes.
Considered the “mother of American modernism,” O’Keeffe moved to New Mexico after her husband’s death and was inspired by the landscape to create numerous well-known paintings.
She remained independent from shifting art trends and stayed true to her own vision, which was based on finding the essential, abstract forms in nature.
With exceptionally keen powers of observation and great finesse with a paintbrush, O’Keeffee recorded subtle nuances of color, shape, and light that enlivened her paintings and attracted a wide audience.
Her primary subjects were landscapes, flowers, and bones, explored in series over several years and even decades.
The images were drawn from her life experience and related either generally or specifically to places where she lived.
More of Georgia O’Keeffe’s wonderful paintings can be found at https://www.georgiaokeeffe.net/