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Year 4 - Georgia O'Keeffe: Home

Making her debut a century ago, in 1916, O’Keeffe was immediately recognised as a trailblazing artist, while today her legacy as an American art icon and a pioneer of twentieth-century art is widely recognised.

Men put me down as the best woman painter… …I think I’m one of the best painters. Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Born:15 November 1887, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Died:  6 March 1986, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Artist's location and setting

O'Keeffe: the most photographed fashion artist

Resources in the Junior Library to borrow

Click on image above to find this book in the library Artists in Their Time by Thomson, Ruth

Includes index. Presents the life of the twentieth-century American painter who drew much of her artistic inspiration from nature

Click on image above to find this book in the library Georgia O'Keeffe The Artist in the Desert by Benke, Britta

This book for young readers offers an illustrated introduction to the life and art of Georgia O’Keeffe. Georgia O’Keeffe’s bold and colorful depictions of flowers, New York skylines, and desert landscapes are easily recognizable to most adults and endlessly intriguing to young readers. This introduction to the life and work of the world renowned painter is filled with details of her unique life: her choice to live alone in the desert, her fascination with the treasures she found there, and her dedication to her work. O’Keeffe’s signature paintings are intertwined with photographs of the artist at work creating a seamless narrative that links the painter’s captivating personal history to her iconic art. --


Click on image above to find this book in the library Thirteen American artists children should know by Finger, Brad

Summary: Brief biographies of American artists along with reproductions of their works, timelines, and a glossary of art-related terms. Contents: Winslow Homer -- Mary Cassatt -- John Singer Sargent -- Edward Hopper -- Georgia O'Keeffe -- Alexander Calder -- Mark Rothko -- Joseph Cornell -- Louise Bourgeois -- Jackson Pollock -- Jacob Lawrence -- Andy Warhol -- Jasper Johns

Click on image above to find this book in the library Getting to know the world's greatest artists by Venezia, Mike

Summary: Clever illustrations and story lines, together with full-color reproductions of actual paintings, give children a light yet realistic overview of Georgia O'Keefe's life and style. - Wheelers

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