Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe
Hunter Drohojowska-PhilpISBN: 0393058530;
The untold story of an icon of twentieth-century art. Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was one of the most successful American artists of the twentieth century: her arresting paintings of enormous, intimately rendered flowers, desert landscapes, and stark white cow skulls are seminal works of modern art. But behind O'Keeffe's bold work and celebrity was a woman misunderstood by even her most ardent admirers. This large, finely balanced biography offers an astonishingly honest portrayal of a life shrouded in myth. When she was still unknown as an artist, O'Keeffe married Alfred Stieglitz, twenty-three years her senior and well established as a pioneer in art photography. The relationship was physically and intellectually passionate, but Stieglitz was a man of the world. Through the author's access to previously unavailable materials?including interviews with Dorothy Norman, Alfred Stieglitz's longtime paramour?we are offered new knowledge about O'Keeffe's defining...
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