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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
O'Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. During the 1920s, her large canvasses of lush overpowering flowers filled still lifes with dynamic energy and erotic tension, while her cityscapes were testaments to subtle beauty within the most industrial circumstances. She married Alfred Stieglitz in 1922. For the next twenty years the two would live and work together, Steiglitz creating an incredible body of portraits of O'Keeffe, while O'Keeffe showed new drawings and paintings nearly every year at his gallery. When Steiglitz in 1946 died, O'Keeffe took up permanent residence Taos. In 1977 her she received the Medal of Freedom, and in 1985 she received the Medal of the Arts.
Red, White, and Blue
Sky
Cottonwood
Storm
White Rose with Larkspur
Shell
Green Patio Door

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Green Patio Door, 1955
Oil on canvas, 30 x 20"

In 1955, she created Green Patio Door, a painting of her adobe house in Abiquiu, New Mexico. It is one of her sparest abstractions, consisting of three bands representing the sky, the wall with the door, and the ground. Of it, she has said, "In 1929 I saw an old broken down house with a walled garden. It was a large pigpen. The house had a patio with that green door in a long wall on one side. The walled garden and the long wall with the green door made me decide that it was going to be my house. It took another ten years to get the place but I finally got it from the church and now I live in itů.I have painted the door many times."
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