Georgia O Keeffe: Female Artist

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Female Artist Georgia O 'Keeffe 's parents and friends pushed her forward in her dream career, which was male dominant, by helping her through schooling and getting her artwork known. O’Keeffe was a female American artist in the 1920’s that succeeded far beyond the hopes of anyone around her. Known for her very original way of painting, O’Keeffe was ranked as one of the most celebrated woman artist in the 1920’s, nationally and internationally (Shuman 639). Recognizing her talent early on, Georgia O’Keeffe pursued her dream and brought more feminist artwork with her which paved the way for new artists. O’Keeffe’s parents saw an artist in her and made sure she received the best schooling to pursue her dream. Her early…show more content…
O’Keeffe always tried to see nature and other commonly painted objects differently, which is one major reason she changed artwork for men and women in future years. The Dow Method is a major reason O 'Keeffe 's paintings are so famous today, even the emotion O’Keeffe was able to put into a simple picture of a rabbit next to a copper pot had already gotten her so far. O’Keeffe played a key role in bringing American art to Europe (Fallon 23). Furthermore, her emotionally touching paintings spoke to men and women all over which caused many more women to feel able to become painters and not just school art teachers. O’Keeffe’s rising to fame in the 1920’s changed the attitude towards woman joining art schools (“Woman in the Early to Mid-20th Century (1900-1960): Woman and the Arts” 91). It was very challenging for women to be accepted into art schools, if they were even given a chance to enter them in the 1920’s. After O’Keeffe became well known around the country Americans were more accepting of woman taking this career position. As Fallon says, “O’Keeffe is said to have possessed a remarkable determination to succeed. This determination lead her to be an innovative artist” (24). Because of O 'Keeffe 's hard work and determination, she influenced others to stand out and do what they want they want to do, regardless the gender. This also helped O’Keeffe to be such a…show more content…
O’Keeffe’s parents saw an artist in her early on and made sure she received the best schooling to pursue her dream. Her parents’ positivity stayed with her as she prospered as a self-supporting artist. Most of her paintings are vivid and bright because of the positivity shared with her throughout her childhood. O’Keeffe’s artwork was more feminine than most artwork in the 1920’s because there were not a lot of female artist in the beginning, but O’Keeffe helped to change that. Lastly, O’Keeffe always tried to see nature and other commonly painted objects differently, and using the Dow Method she was able to do this. Which is one major reason she changed artwork for men and women in future years. Georgia O’Keeffe’s parents helping her to pursue her dreams along with her friends and loved ones pushing her to show people her talent, sprouting a maturing artist that has affected the way men and women view

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