The Easel

The Formation of Georgia O’Keeffe

When she first went to Texas, O’Keefe found a deep affinity with the Southwestern landscape. The style she developed seemed new, not an echo of Europe. New York’s art circles were riveted – and her career was launched. It wasn’t just that she had a modernist style but more that, returning from those sparse landscapes “she was fully equipped to embark on her journey as a resolutely American original.”