Exotic, imposing florals and sere desert scenes may come to mind at mention of modernist painter Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), although her inventive readings of nature assume an astonishing range of forms. O’Keeffe’s startling, emotional images depicting her deep feeling for the natural world made her a superstar in the art world.
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), Chicken in Sunrise, 1917, American. Watercolor on paper. 20.8 × 30.3 cm. Courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum (http://mam.org/), Milwaukee, Wisconsin; gift of Mrs Harry Lynde Bradley, M1977.130. Photo credit: Larry Sanders. © 2013 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, New York.