"When I got to New Mexico that was mine. As soon as I saw it that was my country.” Beginning with her teaching career in Texas, through her time in New York City and Lake George, and ending at her two desert ranches in New Mexico, this sumptuous life history explores the influence of the various landscapes and cities inhabited by Georgia O'Keeffe on her life and artwork. Fully illustrated throughout, the book features Georgia's own drawings and paintings together with archival imagery of her houses, friends and family – many of the photographs taken my notable contemporaries, including her husband Alfred Stieglitz – from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Georgia O'Keeffe at Home is a fascinating glimpse into the world of one of the most significant and intriguing artists of the twentieth century.
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Adult|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
ALICIA INEZ GUZMÁN studied Art History at the University of New Mexico and received her PhD from the University of Rochester in Visual and Cultural Studies. Her writing has been published in Modern Painter, The Daily Serving, THE Magazine, AfterImage, View, and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum's exhibition catalogue, Miguel Covarrubias: Drawing a Cosmopolitan Line. She is currently an independent scholar, writer and editor based in Santa Fe.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This biography of Georgia O'Keefe focuses on the many places she lived and how those homes inspired her art. Many readers will be familiar with her New Mexico home but this book explores all her other homes as well beginning with her childhood homes. The text is accompanied with some wonderful photographs of the artist and the places she lived. Enjoy
We New Mexicans hold Georgia close to our hearts. Most homes have a print of their favorite of her works hanging prominently (my mother has three) and most museums and Galleries here have exhibits of her works. You won't find many New Mexicans of any age or color who don't know who she was and what she contributed to art, our state and the face of equality over the years. I was so excited to received this electronic copy of Alicia Guzman's biography from Netgalley and Frances Lincoln, Quatro Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Interestingly most of my contemporaries (baby boomers) were not familiar with her NYC 'canyon' paintings until they were added to the traveling O'Keeffe exhibit fairly recently. My mother spoke of them often through my childhood though - she had seen a couple of them in a museum in her youth on a trip to Santa Fe. I didn't see how anything about New York City could be so enthralling - until I too saw them. And just as she used the non-color white for emphasis in her works, she used example to further the freedoms and equality in the lives of women and immigrants. Alicia Guzman has many many things to share with us about why the art of Georgia O'Keeffe is a living, moving representation of life and art. This is a book you should read no matter where you live if you love painting and painters who speak to you without words. You will learn new things about Georgia, and if it is a first meeting for you with Ms. O'Keeffe you will be bowled over. It is wonderful to see our Georgia recognized for her contributions to art and the humanities. O’Keeffe received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Gerald Ford in 1977 and the National Medal of Arts from Ronald Reagan in 1985. She was a triumph of womanhood and art and will not be forgotten.