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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
Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.

R
I don't much enjoy looking at paintings in general. I know too much about them. I take them apart.
A
[Sun-bleached bones] were most wonderful against the blue -- that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished.
N
One can not be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work.
K
I get out my work and have a show for myself before I have it publicly. I make up my own mind about it -- how good or bad or indifferent it is. After that the critics can write what they please.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted in: New York Post (16 May 1946; repr. in Laurie Lisle, Portrait of an Artist, 1986
R: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
A: On desert skies of New Mexico; in "Newsweek," 17 Mar 86
N: Quoted in: Chicago Evening Post (2 March 1926; repr. in Laurie Lisle, Portrait of an Artist, 1986).
K: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
   


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