Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keeffe
World renowned artist, Georgia O’Keeffe was a woman creatively ahead of her time. A Wisconsin native, Georgia was a farm girl. Drawing in her spare time, she met married New Yorker, Alfred Stieglitz, 23 years her senior. After meeting, the two were instinctively drawn to each other; a relationship that was bred on sexual attraction and a shared love of art. Their torrid love affair brought many rumors, which she felt made her work popular because of the scandal that accompanied their relationship. Alfred’s continuous and dominant view of what her career should be left her constantly questioning her identity through her art. When she discovered Taos, New Mexico, she thrived and began her own love affair with the beauty of the landscape.
Dawn Tripp miraculously told the extraordinary story of Georgia O’Keeffe through a compilation of correspondences between Stieglitz and Georgia. Tripp expressively re-told Georgia and Alfred’s sometimes erratic and heartbreaking life together, revealing intimate details regarding Georgia’s thoughts on being childless, her feelings toward Alfred after each rendezvous he had, and her daring adventures with her car “Hello”. Georgia is a splendid biography that brings Georgia O’Keeffe back to life as her art continues to do with each generation.
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