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Portrait of an Artist

Georgia O'Keefe, one of the most original painters America has ever produced, left behind a remarkable legacy when she died at the age of ninety-eight. Her vivid visual vocabulary - sensuous flowers, bleached bones against red sky and earth - had a stunning, profound, and lasting influence on American art in this century.O'Keeffe's personal mystique is as intriguing and enduring as her bold, brilliant canvases. Here is the first full account of her exceptional life - from her girlhood and early days as a controversial art teacher... to her discovery by the pioneering photographer of the New York avant-garde, Alfred Stieglitz... to her seclusion in the New Mexico desert, where she lived until her death.And here is the story of a great romance - between the extraordinary painter and her much older mentor, lover, and husband, Alfred Stieglitz.Renowned for her fierce independence, iron determination, and unique artistic vision, Georgia O'Keefe is a twentieth-century legend. Her dazzling career spans virtually the entire history of modern art in America.
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In addition to Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe, Laurie Lisle is the author of two books: Without Child: Challenging the Stigma of Childlessness and Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life. She lectures widely on O'Keeffe and writes essays, articles and book reviews for various publications. Lisle lives with her husband in northwestern Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.


Joyce Carol Oates Fascinating...filled with riches...what a personality emerges from these pages! Eleanor Munro author of Originals: American Woman Artists Laurie Lisle has given us a mortal Georgia O'Keeffe, whose human hunger and frailties, gifts and strengths enabled her to survive -- triumphantly -- a conflicted life. Christian Science Monitor This O'Keeffe will shock as much as amuse, chill as much as inspire. Patricia Bosworth Portrait of an Artist moved me deeply -- I can't remember when a book involved me so totally. San Francisco Chronicle An excellent portrait of a nearly legendary figure. Chicago Tribune Readers will welcome what Lisle has found. The woman who emerges has extraordinary personal stature, artistic gifts, commitment to her vision.

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