For seven decades, Georgia O'Keeffe (1887–1986) was a major figure in American art. Remarkably, she remained independent from shifting art trends and stayed true to her own vision, which was based on finding the essential, abstract forms in nature. Source: Georgia O'Keeffe (1887–1986) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Georgia O'Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Photographer Alfred Stieglitz gave O'Keefe her first gallery show in 1916 and the couple married in 1924. O'Keeffe moved to New Mexico after her husbands death and was inspired by the landscape to create numerous well-known paintings. Georgia O'Keeffe died on March 6, 1986.