Georgia O'Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part I: Walking the by Nancy Hopkins Reily

By Nancy Hopkins Reily

The time is 1887. From any window in Georgia O’Keeffe’s solar Prairie, Wisconsin birthplace domestic she purely observed the Wisconsin prairie with its strains of roads veering round the flat marshlands and an unlimited sky that lifted her soul. At twelve years of age Georgia had a defining second while she declared, “I are looking to be an artist.” Years later from her east-facing window in Canyon, Texas she saw the Texas Panhandle sky with its concentration issues at the plains and a superb canyon of earth background shades streaking around the flat land. Georgia’s love of the enormous, colourful prairie, plains and sky back gave definition to her lifestyles while she chanced on Ghost Ranch north of Abiquiu, New Mexico. She fell prey to its charms which have been no longer lengthy faraway from the echoes of the “Wild West.” those perspectives of prairie, plains and sky grew to become Georgia’s muses as she launched into her step by step course along with her position models—Alon Bement, Arthur Jerome Dow and Wassily Kandinsky. during this two-part biography of which this is often half I masking the interval 1887–1945, Nancy Hopkins Reily “walks the sunlight Prairie Land,” as though in Georgia’s day as a prologue to her family’s friendship with Georgia within the Nineteen Forties and Fifties. Reily chronicles Georgia’s defining days in the arenas of panorama, tradition, humans and the historical past surrounding each one, a discourse point that Georgia could simply recognize.

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