Music-Pink And Blue No. 2 By Georgia O'keeffe Essay

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Music – Pink and Blue No. 2 by Georgia O’Keeffe June DeHaan Cornerstone University Music – Pink and Blue No. 2 by Georgia O’Keeffe Georgia Totto O’Keeffe was born November 15, 1887 in a large farmhouse on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Her parents, Francis Calyxtus and Ida Totto O’Keeffe, were both dairy farmers. By the time Georgia was in the eighth grade, she knew she wanted to be an artist. After receiving her diploma in 1905, she left for Chicago to attend the Art Institute. After a bout with typhoid fever, she did not return to the Institute, but in 1907, enrolled at the Art Student League in New York City. She became discouraged with her work, so she did not return there the following fall. Instead, she went back to Chicago and did commercial art work for a short time until moving back home to Williamsburg with her family in 1909. Georgia took a teaching job from 1912-1914 in Texas, and then moved back to New York City to attend Columbia Teachers College until accepting another teaching job at Columbia College in South Carolina. During that time, she began to paint again, but not as she had been taught. For the first time, she painted what she felt. According to the Quotations Page (para. 1), she was quoted as saying “I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me – shapes and ideas so near to me – so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn’t occurred to me to put them down.” Start of her Career Georgia’s first solo show was in April 1917 at Alfred Stieglitz’s 291 Gallery in New York City. Stieglitz was Georgia’s most avid supporter and took it upon himself to sell her paintings and arrange shows for her. One thing led to another, and they were married in December, 1917. It was during the long and cold winter in New York that Georgia began painting her most famous pieces, her flowers. New Beginnings

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