Georgia O'Keeffe, American (1887-1986). The Lunder Collection, 054.2003, Birch and Pine Trees-Pink, 1925.
Oil on canvas, 36 x 22 in.
Lesson: Georgia O'Keeffe
Lesson written by Kimberly Bentley
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Georgia O'Keeffe was born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and died at the age of 98. As one of the few female painters to gain recognition in a field dominated by men, she played a major role in American art. Mostly known for her abstract paintings of flowers, rocks, shells and animal bones, the second retrospective of her work in 1946 at the Museum of Modern Art was the first for a woman artist. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, dedicated to her work, opened in 1997 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.