The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I’m one of the best painters.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
Only a great actor finds the difficulties of the actor's art infinite.- Ellen Terry
Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.- Susanne Langer
Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.- Tristan Tzara
Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.- Kary Mullis
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.- Arthur Erickson
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|Birth:||15th November, 1887|
|Death:||6th March, 1986|
Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA. She was an American painter. She is best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. She has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism". She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1905 to 1906. In 1907, she attended the Art Students League in New York City, where she studied under William Merritt Chase. In 1908, she won the League's William Merritt Chase still-life prize for her oil painting Dead Rabbit with Copper Pot. From 1912-14, she taught art in the public schools in Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle. She was married to photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Stieglitz organized O'Keeffe's first solo show at 291 in April 1917, which included oil paintings and watercolors completed in Texas. In 1924, she painted her first large-scale flower painting Petunia, No. 2, which was first exhibited in 1925. In 1977, President Gerald R. Ford presented O'Keeffe with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1985, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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