Edited by M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
For American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986),
colors meant more than words. Her sensual paintings embrace the beauty
and vibrancy of nature in a way that speaks louder than words ever
O'Keeffe hailed from Sun Prairie, Wis, where some of her earliest
recollections were the spacious views of the Midwestern plains and
farms. At the age of 13, she informed the washerwoman's daughter,
"I'm going to be an artist." Indeed, she spent her lifetime
fulfilling this prophesy.
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