ART SEMINAR GROUP ONLINE PROGRAM THROUGH ZOOM
"Georgia O’Keeffe: Reading the Work as the Life"
Roxana Robinson, biographer and art historian; author of Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life
Artist Georgia O'Keeffe was born into a family of strong Midwestern farmwomen and taught self-reliance at an early age. Coming of age in the modern era, she went on to defy the social conventions of her time and lead a successful and emancipated life full of creativity, feminism, and austerity that has taken on mythic proportion. Roxana Robinson explores O'Keeffe's journey to personal and professional independence, the evolution of her art, and her most influential relationships. Robinson follows O'Keeffe from her childhood on a Wisconsin farm to the center of the New York art scene where she met her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Stieglitz championed O'Keeffe, exhibiting her work at his gallery and drawing her into his inner circle of early modernists. But O’Keeffe also found inspiration further afield in the New Mexico desert where she created some of her most renowned work. This presentation vividly captures the passions, controversies and contradictions in the life of an extraordinary woman.
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