The ideas of Arthur Wesley Dow revived her passion four years later. Dow emphasized the importance of utilizing line, shape, and light to express the feelings of the artist. While a teacher at Columbia College in 1915, she began to test her hand at Dow's style. The results of this effort were charcoal abstractions that are today considered to be among the most innovative of that period. O'Keeffe married Alfred Stieglitz , who had previously displayed her art in his gallery, in 1924. New Mexico's stunning landscapes began to influence her art in 1929, and three years after Stieglitz's death in 1946, she moved to her beloved New Mexico. She continued to work until her retirement in 1984 because of weakening sight; she died two years later at the age of 98.
|some of the "O'Keeffe Country" landscape that inspired her later work|
More information can be found at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Website.
- Daniel Manuel