The painter Georgia O’Keeffe died at the age of 98. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Modernist artist who was best known for her paintings of flowers and Western landscapes, including “Summer Days.” She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 by President Gerald R. Ford and the National Medal of Arts in 1985.
She was the daughter of Ida and Francis O’Keeffe, who were dairy farmers. She was named after her mother’s father, George Victor Totto, a Hungarian count. She entered into a relationship with Stieglitz in 1918 and finally married in 1924, when he was able to secure a divorce from his wife.
“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” (Georgia O’Keeffe)
“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.” (Georgia O’Keeffe)
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” (Georgia O’Keeffe)
“You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.” (Georgia O’Keeffe)
“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” (Georgia O’Keeffe)