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Synopsis: One of this century's most beloved and celebrated artists, Georgia O'Keeffe transmitted her most intimate feelings onto her canvases. But the details of her private life were zealously guarded, leaving the world to wonder: What was the inspiration, and the impetus, for her sexually charged flower paintings? What was the nature of her relationship with her much older husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz? Why did she lie about her past and hide herself from her public?
Journalist and author Jeffrey Hogrefe discloses the answers to these questions and more in O'Keeffe, a richly detailed biography that illuminates much of the mystery and intrigue that surround Georgia O'Keeffe, and finally reveals the real woman behind the legend. Hogrefe's encounter with the ninety-three-year-old artist and with Juan Hamilton, the young man she loved in her final years, provided him with unique insights into her private world, as well as into Hamilton's own controversial relationship with O'Keeffe during the last fourteen years of her life.
Her acerbic personality, her unconventional lifestyle, and her struggles as an artist and a woman are brought to life in this definitive biography.
From the Back Cover:
"A frank, compassionate, and memorable study of the woman behind the legend and her ravishing creations."
"This engrossing biography of Georgia O'Keeffe sweeps away myths and legends....a remarkable piece of detective work."
"Hogrefe manages to be both fair and compassionate in his treatment of a difficult woman--who also happens to be one of our most dazzling national treasures."
"A historic, in-depth study of what it means to risk one's life to be an artist. It is also a depiction of sexual confusions, ironic outrage and rage, and the shedding of society's armor to create a female knight in pursuit of a vision. Georgia O'Keeffe is the one woman who was there first in the world of art."
Title: O'Keeffe: The Life of an American Legend
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Bantam. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2784371479
Book Description Bantam. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2797769266
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G0553380699I3N00
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0553380699I3N10
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0553380699I3N00
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0553380699I3N00
Book Description Bantam. Book Condition: Good. . Owner's name on inside. Bookseller Inventory # K02F-00292
Book Description Bantam. Book Condition: Very Good. . Owner's name on inside cover. Bookseller Inventory # O13I-00507
Book Description Bantam, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. The pages of this book are clean and unmarked. Although the pages are lightly tanned and the outer edges have some slight foxing due to age, there is very little shelf wear. A good solid copy in excellent condition. FAST SHIPPING & FREE TRACKING!. Bookseller Inventory # 155554
Book Description Bantam Books., NY., 1999. Soft cover (trade paper). Book Condition: Like New. Indexed, with 8-page bibliography, and rear notes. 432 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 005580