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Georgia O'Keeffe
(1887-1986) born on
Nov 15
US painter. She was one of the founders of Modernism and best known for "Black Iris," 1926 and "Cow's Skull," 1931.
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment.

Before I put a brush to canvas, I question, "Is this mine? . . . Is it influenced by some idea which I have acquired from some man?" . . . I am trying with all my skill to do a painting that is all of women, as well as all of me.
I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at - not copy it.
I hate flowers -- I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.
I don't very much enjoy looking at paintings in general. I know too much about them. I take them apart.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "New York Post," 16 May 1946.
R: In "New York World," 16 Mar 1930.
A: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
N: In "New York Herald Tribune," 18 Apr 1954.
K: In "San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle," 16 Mar 1971.

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