Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

A painter of essential and abstract nature

When Georgia O’Keeffe first gained attention for her innovative charcoal drawings in 1916, male artists dominated the American art scene. She was one of the few women to command as much attention as her male counterparts. Fiercely independent, O’Keeffe was one of the most widely acclaimed and financially successful female artists in the United States. In the early 1920s, photographer and friend Paul Strand said of O’Keeffe, “Here in America, no other woman has so created a deeply personal language.” Today, her iconic imagery is immediately recognizable throughout the world.