The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was one of the most successful American artists of the twentieth century: her arresting paintings of enormous, intimately rendered flowers, desert landscapes and stark white cow skulls are seminal works of modern art. But behind O'Keeffe's bold work and celebrity was a woman misunderstood by even her most ardent admirers. This large, finely balanced biography offers an astonishingly honest portrayal of a life shrouded in myth.
"This new biography of O'Keeffe cuts the pack afresh. It turns up cards that O'Keeffe would have ignored or concealed. The story of her life becomes messier, yet, for that very reason, more impressive and more intriguing."
February 2006 • Paper • £23.99 • ISBN 978 0 393 32741 0 • 480pp • 178 x 235mm • 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations, 32 pages of colour