Georgina O’Keeffe is arguably one of the 20th Century’s great artists. She was born in 1887 and died nearly 100 years later, in 1986. So she lived and worked through most of the 20th century. She was mainly known as an Abstract artist – producing artwork which was often recognisable as objects or places, but which had an apparent simplicity. She was expert at finding the essential of a scene, and a master of colour combinations.
O’Keeffe is perhaps best known for her flower paintings, and most of them date from the 1920s onwards.
It is worth looking at more of O’Keeffe’s work – both to enjoy the artwork, but also to observe how she finds the essential in each object, and how she uses colour so effectively. You can find out more by visiting the museum about her work, aptly named the Georgina O’Keeffe Museum
Enjoy the two videos below – the first is a compilation of O’Keeffe’s artwork, and the second includes scenes of her working and being interviewed.