Full Bloom : The art and life of Georgia O'Keeffe

Author(s): Hunter Drohojowska-Philp


The untold story of an icon of twentieth-century art. GEORGIA O'KEEFFE (1887-1986) was one of the most successful American artists of the twentieth century: her arresting paintings of enormous, intimately rendered flowers, desert landscapes, and stark white cow skulls are seminal works of modern art. But behind O'Keeffe's bold work and celebrity was a woman misunderstood by even her most ardent admirers. This large, finely balanced biography offers an astonishingly honest portrayal of a life shrouded in myth. When she was still unknown as an artist, O'Keeffe married Alfred Stieglitz, twenty-three years her senior and well established as a pioneer in art photography. The relationship was physically and intellectually passionate, but Stieglitz was a man of the world. Through the author's access to previously unavailable materials--including interviews with Dorothy Norman. Alfred Stieglitz's longtime paramour--we are offered new knowledge about O'Keeffe's defining relationships and the effect of her husband's infidelity. Driven to a nervous breakdown by the Norman affair. O'Keeffe relocated and redefined herself in New Mexico, where she created her unforgettable signature paintings.

First published September 2004.

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  • : 9780393058536
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
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  • : September 2004
  • : 1.5 Inches X 7.5 Inches X 9.5 Inches
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  • : Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
  • : Hardback
  • : English
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  • : 480