Georgia Totto O'Keeffe
(1887 - 1986)
Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was active/lived in New Mexico, New York. Georgia OKeeffe is known for abstract botanical and landscape structure painting.
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Biography Georgia Totto O'Keeffe
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Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was born on November 15,1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, the second of seven children of Francis Calyxtus O'Keeffe and Ida Totto O'Keeffe. Her father was Irish, her mother Hungarian. She spent her childhood years on the family's 600-acre dairy farm and she made her first drawings while attending parochial schools in Wisconsin and Virginia. She studied at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago during 1905 and 1906. Following that she went to New York City, attending classes at the Art Students League with William Merrit Chase and Kenyon Cox during the years 1907 and 1908.
In 1908, O'Keeffe moved to Chicago to work as a commercial artist. She initially supported herself by drawing
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