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Georgia O'Keeffe (World of Art)

Lisa Mintz Messinger


A revised edition of this classic survey that presents a thorough overview of Georgia O’Keeffe’s life and work


Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) was a major figure in American art for seven decades. Throughout that long and prolific career she remained true to her unique artistic vision, creating a highly distinctive and individual style that synthesized the formal language of modern European abstraction and the themes of traditional American pictorialism, painting innovative artworks noted for their vibrant colour and smooth, sinuous forms. The main subjects to which she returned again and again were the flowers, animal bones and landscapes around her studios in Lake George, New York, and finally New Mexico, with which she has been ultimately identified.

Written by a noted authority on O’Keeffe and her work, this comprehensive and revealing introduction surveys the artist’s complete oeuvre – drawings, watercolours and paintings from all periods – and explains her life in the context of her artistic output. This new edition features colour reproductions of artworks throughout.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: New Edition

Size: 21.0 x 15.0 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Illustrations: 120

Publication date: 6 October 2022

ISBN: 9780500204917

Contents List

1. Early Work: Finding Her Own Voice
2. In New York: First Oil Paintings
3. Lake George
4. New York City: Architectural Subjects
5. Abstractions and Transitions
6. From New York to New Mexico
7. Bones: Skulls and Pelvises
8. The New Mexico Landscape: Ghost Ranch
9. The Abiquiu House and Patio
10. Late Work: Influenced by Travel

About the Author

Lisa Mintz Messinger studied art history at New York and Boston Universities and subsequently joined the curatorial staff at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. An independent art curator, she was Associate Curator of Modern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and is a noted authority on Georgia O’Keeffe and her work. Her many publications include the exhibition catalogues Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O’Keeffe (2011) and Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper: Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1992).