Most people associate Georgia OâKeeffe with New Mexico, painted cow skulls, and her flower paintings. She was revered for so longâborn in 1887, died at age ninety-eight in 1986âthat we forget how young, restless, passionate, searching, striking, even fearful she once wasâa dazzling, mysterious female force in bohemian New York City during its heyday.
In this distinctive book, Karen Karbo cracks open the OâKeeffe icon in her characteristic style, making one of the greatest women painters in American history vital and relevant for yet another generation. She chronicles OâKeeffeâs early life, her desire to be an artist, and the key moment when art became her form of self-expression. She also explores OâKeeffeâs passionate love affair with master photographer Alfred Stieglitz, who took a series of 500 black-and-white photographs of OâKeeffe during the early years of their marriage.
This is not a traditional biography, but rather a compelling, contemporary reassessment of the life of OâKeeffe with an eye toward understandingÂ what we can learn from her way of being in the world.Â
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