Portrait of an Artist (Paperback)
Washington Square Press, 9780671016661, 512pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 1997
O'Keeffe's personal mystique is as intriguing and enduring as her bold, brilliant canvases. Here is the first full account of her exceptional life -- from her girlhood and early days as a controversial art teacher...to her discovery by the pioneering photographer of the New York avant-garde, Alfred Stieglitz...to her seclusion in the New Mexico desert, where she lived until her death.
And here is the story of a great romance -- between the extraordinary painter and her much older mentor, lover, and husband, Alfred Stieglitz.
Renowned for her fierce independence, iron determination, and unique artistic vision, Georgia O'Keeffe is a twentieth-century legend. Her dazzling career spans virtually the entire history modern art in America.
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Praise For Portrait of an Artist…
Joyce Carol Oates
Fascinating...filled with riches...what a personality emerges from these pages!
Readers will welcome what Lisle has found. The woman who emerges has extraordinary personal stature, artistic gifts, commitment to her vision.
San Francisco Chronicle
An excellent portrait of a nearly legendary figure.
Portrait of an Artist moved me deeply -- I can't remember when a book involved me so totally.
Christian Science Monitor
This O'Keeffe will shock as much as amuse, chill as much as inspire.
author of Originals: American Woman Artists
Laurie Lisle has given us a mortal Georgia O'Keeffe, whose human hunger and frailties, gifts and strengths enabled her to survive -- triumphantly -- a conflicted life.