Georgia O Keeeffe Art Style

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Georgia O’Keeffe was a very talented woman. She received many awards for her beautiful paintings throughout her life. Born on November 15, 1887 on a farm in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, O’Keeffe was the second of seven children. It was very common during this time for young women to partake in many different art styles to decorate the family houses, however, it was not common for women to pursue a successful career in arts, especially that of painting.
O’Keeffe attended the Art Institute of Chicago from 1905 to 1906 and the Art Students League in New York from 1907 to 1908. She was able to acquire the technique of the traditional realist style of painting with help from her teachers: William Merritt Chase, F. Luis Mora, and Kenyon Cox. Unfortunately, O’Keeffe fell ill and had to take a few years off from schooling and did not return until 1912. When she returned back she studied the ideas of Arthur Wesley Dove and her technique of painting took a dramatic turn. Dove’s emphasis on detail and design taught O’Keeffe an alternative to realism. After some time of experimenting, O’Keeffe started a series of abstract charcoal drawings in 1915 that led to a break in tradition. This break made O’Keeffe one of the very first female American artists to practice the technique of pure abstraction.
Many of O’Keeffe’s artwork was put on display at art shows by an
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Dove was known as America’s first abstract painter and he used colorful, dynamic forms to show his sensitive side of the physical world which inspired O’Keeffe. Over the years of their friendship, their artistic dialogue yielded a form of modernism grounded in direct, emotional responses to that of nature which helped shape the course of art in America. While Stieglitz was a photographer, he and O’Keeffe’s styles were also similar. He was a photographer that had an eye for abstract art while she had the style of abstract

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