Perhaps no other artist deserves the title of American Artist more than Georgia O’Keeffe.
Unlike many of her contemporaries, O’Keeffe wasn’t inspired by French or Italian artists. She didn’t make the typical artist’s pilgrimage to the great cities of European art until later in life. She steadfastly separated herself from international art trends of her time. Instead, she was inspired by the natural and human-built beauty of North America. She was inspired by flowers, lakes, deserts, big skies, sky-scrapers, and canyons. Her art is internationally-acclaimed, but in many ways, she was the quintessential American artist.