|Georgia O'Keeffe, Radiator Building- Night, New York (1927), oil on canvas, 48" x 30"|
Before travelling to New York, O'Keeffe had worked as a commercial and teaching assistant, even spending some time at the campus of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. She moved to New York shortly after Alfred Stieglitz showed some of her works in his art show "291," which also showed the famous (or infamous?) Fountain by Marcel Duchamp. O'Keeffe's arrival in New York City coincided with the "Roaring Twenties," a bustling decade in American history that saw the growth of cities like New York as a result of Henry Ford's Model T, Al Capone and his battle with Prohibition, and began with the end of World War I. It was during this time that O'Keeffe married Stieglitz in 1924, and remained together until Stieglitz's death in 1946.
After Stieglitz's death, O'Keeffe moved to New Mexico and stayed there until her death in 1986. There, she moved away from scenes of the city and instead painted scenes of the desert landscape, including works like Sky Above Clouds.
|Georgia O'Keeffe, Sky Above Clouds IV (1956), oil on canvas, 96" x 288".|
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