"I find that I have painted my life - things happening in my life - without knowing."
Georgia O'Keeffe was the quintessential American artist - bold, passionate, unmistakable, incapable of compromise. She came from a farm in Wisconsin, found inspiration among the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and headed west to the New Mexico desert, where her paintings took on a new life.
Nature, land, the garden: it was her habit to go out in search of things of beauty, which she brought back to her home and studio. A flower in a vase, peered at, became on her canvas an event, an emotional unfurling, and the life that she painted into it, as she said, "without knowing," became part of the lives of all who saw it.120 pages