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Geogia O'Keeffe: The Secrets of Her Success Part 7

Updated on July 2, 2016

VI. Conclusion

Georgia O’Keeffe was an amazing woman and a remarkable artist. She was able to break through all of the bearers and biases against women and become one of the most admired, recognized, and successful American artists of the twentieth century. She was courageous, persistent, and unique. She was willing to work hard, think for herself and break the rules.

In 1938, at the age of fifty, Georgia O’Keeffe was awarded an honorary degree from the College of William and Mary. O’Keeffe made two observations about this award. First, it was ironic because both of her brothers had attended the college, but she was unable to do so as a female. Second, “She found it humorous . . . since her spelling had not improved” (Gherman 35).

I hope that you've enjoyed reading this seven part series "Georgia O'Keeffe: The Secrets of Her Success." I thoroughly enjoyed researching the life and art of O'Keeffe. It also gave me an excuse to spend hours looking through books containing photographs of her work.

List of Works Cited /Suggested Further Reading:

“About Georgia O’Keeffe: Biography.” Georgia O’Keeffe Museum . Online. Internet. 6 Apr. 2003 <>.

Berry, John. “Weighs a Tome.” Print 54.5 (2000): 34-36.

Bry, Doris, and Nicholas Callaway, eds. Georgia O’Keeffe: In the West . New York: Knopf, 1989.

Callaway, Nicholas, ed. Georgia O’Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers . New York: Knopf, 1989.

Chave, A. C. “Who Will Paint New York?” American Art 5.1 (1991): 86-108.

Crunden, Robert Morse. Body and Soul: The Making of American Modernism . New York: Basic, 2000.

Eldredge, Charles C. Georgia O’Keeffe . New York: Abrams, 1991.

Faberman, Hilarie, Robert M. Halperin, and Ruth L. Halperin. “Early Twentieth Century Art.” Stanford. Online. Internet. 15 Apr. 2003 <>.

“The Faraway.” Georgia O’Keeffe . Online. Internet. 6 Apr. 2003 < okeeffe4.html>.

Fine, Ruth E., Barbara Buhler Lynes, Elizabeth Glassman, and Judith C. Walsh. O’Keeffe on Paper . Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2000.

Gadt, Jeanette C. “The ‘New’ Democratic Women of Modernity: Georgia O’Keeffe and Melanie Klein.” American Journal of Psychoanalysis 54.2 (1994): 173-88.

“Georgia O’Keeffe.” Education: Tools for Teachers and Students . Online. Internet. 8 Apr. 2003 < cappy/9aokeeffebio.html>.

“Georgia O’Keeffe.” Georgia O’Keeffe . Online. Internet. 8 Apr. 2003 <>.

“Georgia O’Keeffe.” Women in History . Online. Internet. 11 May 2003 <>.

“Georgia O’Keeffe: The Young Artist.” Georgia O’Keeffe : n. pag. Online. Internet. 6 Apr. 2003 <>.

Gherman, Beverly. Georgia O’Keeffe: The “Wildness and Wonder” of Her World . New York: Atheneum, 1986.

Hoffman, Katherine. An Enduring Spirit: The Art of Georgia O’Keeffe . Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1984.

Johnson, Nancy J., et al. “Children’s Books: Language and Expression.” Reading Teacher 53.7 (2000): 600.

Krull, Kathleen. Lives of Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought). San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1995.

Larson, Thomas. “Skull and Roses: Reflections on Enshrining Georgia O’Keeffe.” Southwest Review 83.1 (1998): 9-20.

Lisle, Laurie. Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe . New York: Seaview, 1980.

Luke, Timothy W. Shows of Force: Power, Politics and Ideology in Art Exhibitions . Durham: Duke UP, 1992.

Lynch, Carol E. “Library of Famous Women Juniors.” Library Talk 15.5 (2002): 47.

Lynes, Barbara Buhler. O’Keeffe, Steiglitz, and the Critics . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1991.

“Museum Notes.” PSA Journal 65.4 (1999): 42.

“O’Keeffe and Stieglitz.” Georgia O’Keeffe . Online. Internet. 6 Apr. 2003 <http://ellensplace. net/okeeffe3.html>.

Pollitzer, Anita. A Woman on Paper: Georgia O’Keeffe . New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Rathbone, Belinda, Roger Shattuck, and Elizabeth Hutton Turner. Two Lives: Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: A Conversation in Painting and Photographs . Eds. Alexander Arrowsmith and Thomas West. New York: Harper Collins, 1992.

Robinson, Roxana. Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life . New York: Harper Perennial, 1990.

Sawelson-Gorse, Naomi. Women in Dada: Essay on Sex, Gender, and Identity . Cambridge: MIT, 1998.

Schwenger, Peter. “Red Cannas, Sardines Cans, and the Gaze of the Object.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 35.3 (2002): 55-73.

Sills, Leslie. Inspirations: Stories About Women Artists . Niles: Whitman, 1989.

Skophammer, Karen. “Bloomin’ Color Celery Prints.” Arts and Activities 132.3 (2002): 40-42.

Southgate, M. T. “The Cover.” JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association 267.14 (1992): 1900.

Turner, Elizabeth Hutton, and Marjorie Balge-Crozier. Georgia O’Keeffe: The Poetry of Things . Washington, D.C.: Phillips Collection, 1999.

Wesley, Trish. “HortJournal.” Horticulture 98.1 (2001): 14-16.


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