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Georgia O'Keeffe

Super Power: Master Painter

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Georgia O'Keeffe

November 15, 1887 to March 6, 1986

Photo Credit: Via Wikimedia Commons.

About ...

Georgia O’Keeffe is one of America’s most acclaimed artists, known around the world for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and southwestern landscapes.

Throughout her career—which lasted for seven decades—she stayed true to her unique style, often painting the flowers, scenery, and animal bones that she found around her art studio. She created thousands of art pieces during her lifetime. In 1985, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Special Facts ...

  • Recognized as the “Mother of American modernism”
  • Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor awarded to American civilians, in 1977

Famous Quote:

“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