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.
O'Keeffe was one of the first female artists in America to gain the respect of the international arts community.
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O'Keeffe had a deep relationship with her studio at Lake George, forms in nature, and the desert landscapes of New Mexico.Examine the way in which O'Keeffe combines the natural world with artistic abstraction.