Tag: legacy

  • Georgia O’Keeffe in comic form

    My (seemingly endless) research on Georgia O’Keeffe leads me down a lot of unexpected paths, none more enchanting than the comic strip I recently discovered. Lest we assume that O’Keeffe appeals mostly to women, and mostly older women, consider the case of Todd Webb, a cartoonist/illustrator and songwriter who has taken his inspiration from the…

  • Georgia O’Keeffe: How a pink rose got in the horse’s eye

    Georgia O’Keeffe: How a pink rose got in the horse’s eye

    I love the stories that arrive right after I share that I’m writing a book on Georgia O’Keeffe. One woman recalls in detail the first time she saw an O’Keeffe painting. Another shares that her aunt was named after the painter. And another remembers the story, told in art school, of how the young O’Keeffe…

  • O’Keeffe’s Texas watercolors: prototype for postwar modernism?

    O’Keeffe’s Texas watercolors: prototype for postwar modernism?

    If the Arts News review of the Texas watercolors¬† exhibited in 1958 made the backhanded compliment that they were Georgia O’Keeffe’s best works — and that she had peaked early — other critics and historians chose to look forward, rather than backward. Could the artist’s primal abstractions, they wondered, be a precedent for the latest…

  • Georgia O’Keeffe lives on

    Georgia O’Keeffe lives on