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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.
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.

I don't much enjoy looking at paintings in general. I know too much about them. I take them apart.
[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.
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.
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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