Born on a wheat farm in Wisconsin in 1887, the second of seven children, Georgia O'Keeffe had her eyes wide open to the beauty of nature from the very beginning, and by her twenties had become a formidable artist, and a strikingly original and spirited young woman.
Moving first to Chicago and then to New York to pursue her studies, her consciousness was enlarged by her discovery of the modernist movement, and by the work both produced and shown by the photographer and art dealer Alfred Stieglitz.
Following O'Keeffe's early bud and sensational bloom, her loves, losses, agonies and ecstasies, and her painting against the dying of the light, Roxana Robinson's spellbinding and definitive biography has now been updated for the twenty-first century with a new foreword and access to never-before-seen letters.
Written with the cooperation of the O'Keeffe family, and with access to sources closed to biographers during O'Keeffe's lifetime, It remains an unparalleled portrait of one of the most important female artists of all time.
"This is without question the best book ever written on O'Keeffe” - New Yorker