“White Flower,” 1932. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller gave this Georgia O’Keeffe painting to the College of William & Mary to mark the artist’s honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts. (Copyright Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, ARS) (Muscarelle Museum of Art) That Kate Alfriend must have been one heck of a charmer. In 1938, Georgia O’Keeffe made no speech when […]
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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 […]
What would Georgia O’Keeffe say about Hillary?
After the emotional overdrive of Hillary’s nomination last week, I’ve been wondering what Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986) would think – and feel, and say. One hundred years after the pioneering modern artist got her first group exhibit in New York City, O’Keeffe would likely be saying, “It’s about time.” Popularly recognized today as the […]