“Finally, a woman on paper,” Arthur Stieglitz is reported to have said when he saw the works of Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) for the first time. Stieglitz, founder of the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession, or “291” as it was then called (JAMA cover, July 11, 2007), lost no time in exhibiting her work, first in a group show (with Marsden Hartley) in 1916 and the following year in a one-woman exhibit. O’Keeffe, along with Arthur Dove, Hartley, and such others as John Marin, Alfred Maurer, and Max Weber, thus became one of the early “American Moderns.” She settled in New York City in 1918 and she and Stieglitz were married in 1924. Beginning in 1929 O’Keeffe began spending considerable time painting in the Southwest, and in 1949, after Stieglitz's death, she moved to Abiquiu, New Mexico, where she lived until her death in 1986. She was in her 99th year.
Southgate MT. Blue and Green Music. JAMA. 2007;298(4):377. doi:10.1001/jama.298.4.377