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.