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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.
         
   
F
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.

R
Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time -- like to have a friend takes time.
A
Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint.
N
I am trying with all my skill to do a painting that is all woman, as well as all of me.
K
Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On the discovery that led to an approach synonymous with her name the magnifying of flowers, bones and other aspects of nature, "Reader's Digest," May 79
R: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
A: Quoted in: New York Sun (5 Dec. 1922; repr. in Laurie Lisle, Portrait of an Artist, 1986).
N: Debate reported in "New York World" (16 Mar 1930). In "Laurie Lisle, Portrait Of An Artist," 1986.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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