Our Mystery Artist for February is... Georgia O'Keeffe! Georgia O'Keeffe was born November 15 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Georgia O'Keeffe was an American artist and was recognized as the "Mother of American Modernism." Georgia O'Keeffe immersed herself with nature and focused a lot of her artwork on the world around her! She is most well know for her up close paintings of flowers. Yet, this is a very small part of her full collection of art she has created! Imagine if all you painted was cars and one day you painted one plane and that painting became famous! Georgia O'Keeffe quit painting 3 times! Every time she came back to paint more and continue her career until one the day she became blind. Then Georgia O'Keeffe started sculpting! Georgia O'Keeffe is an inspiration to many female artists. In 1984, she became the first women to earn a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. Watch this video to learn more about
Who is our mystery artist this month? Guess the Mystery Artist! Click here to guess! Clues: She was interested in the natural world. Her most famous artwork was of flowers. She painted really close to the subject. She became blind. Our mystery artist said, " I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. "