Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe


A comprehensive and insightful biography of our Solare muse - Georgia O’Keeffe, Lisle shows how O’Keeffe was both changed and inspired by her Southwestern surroundings.

Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most original painters America has ever produced, left behind a remarkable legacy when she died at the age of ninety-eight. Her vivid visual vocabulary — sensuous flowers, bleached bones against red sky and earth — had a stunning, profound, and lasting influence on American art in this century.

O’Keeffe’s personal mystique is as intriguing and enduring as her bold, brilliant canvases. Here is the first full account of her exceptional life — from her girlhood and early days as a controversial art teacher…to her discovery by the pioneering photographer of the New York avant-garde, Alfred Stieglitz…to her seclusion in the New Mexico desert, where she lived until her death.

Paperback. Copyright 1980 - first edition.

Laurie Lisle lectures widely on O’Keeffe and writes essays, articles and book reviews for various publications. She lives with her husband in northwestern Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.

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