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Georgia O’Keeffe
A Life
Roxana Robinson




UPNE
1999 • 679 pp. 94 illus. 6 x 9 1/4"
Art / Biography

$29.95 Paperback, 978-0-87451-906-8

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“Chockablock with intriguing detail, some apt insight, and best of all, O’Keeffe’s own voice – in her letters and in the words of her family and... [continued in Reviews below]”—Ms. Magazine

A highly acclaimed biography of Georgia O'Keeffe that emphasizes her ongoing struggle for autonomy.

Georgia O'Keeffe is arguably the 20th century's leading woman artist. Coming of age along with American modernism, her life was rich in intense relationships -- with family, friends, and especially noted photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Her struggle between the rigorous demands of love and work resulted in extraordinary accomplishments. Her often-eroticized flowers, bones, stones, skulls, and pelvises became extremely well known to a broad American public. The New York Times Book Review named this richly detailed and moving biography a Notable Book of the Year.

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“Chockablock with intriguing detail, some apt insight, and best of all, O’Keeffe’s own voice – in her letters and in the words of her family and friends who wouldn’t talk to anyone before the artist’s death at the age of 98 in 1986. It gives us the first sensible discussion of how photography influenced O’Keeffe’s painting –her closeups, wide angles, cropping, distortion of scale, and zooms.”—Ms. Magazine



ROXANA ROBINSON is an art historian and novelist. Among her books of fiction are Sparta, Cost, A Perfect Stranger and Other Stories, Sweetwater, This Is My Daughter, Asking for Love and Other Stories, and Summer Light.



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