Red Poppy, pharm 1924
Georgia O’Keeffe was a modern American artist who rose to fame long before most female artists were able to gain recognition for their work. O’Keeffe is famous for the vivid colors she used in her paintings and her detailed, diagnosis magnified portrayal of flowers. She is also well-known for some of the striking paintings she did of views of New York City.
“I decided that if I could paint that flower on a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.” –Georgia O’Keeffe.
O’Keeffe got her start in 1916, when Alfred Stieglitz (a well-known photographer from New York) exhibited some of her work at the 291 Gallery. O’Keeffe eventually married Stieglitz in 1924, and through their work together, the two artists helped popularize modernist art. During her career, O’Keeffe was awarded the Medal of Freedom (the highest honor the nation can bestow on a civilian) and in 1985, President Reagan presented her with the National Medal of Arts.
Today, O’Keeffe is an American icon. Her unique art style is filled with energy and through the prism of her paintings we catch a clear and vibrant glimpse of the world around us. See some of her remarkable work below!
Radiator Building at Night in NYC, 1927
Blue 1, 1916
Oriental Poppies, 1928
Blue Flower, 1918
Black & Purple Petunias, 1925
Pink Tulip, 1926