What medium did Georgia O'Keeffe use?


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Georgia O'Keefe worked with several art mediums: oil paint, watercolor, pencil, charcoal and clay. She is best known for her close-up paintings of flowers, bones and landscapes. Some of her popular works include "Oriental Poppies," "Black Iris" and "Cow's Skull with Calico Roses."

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Georgia O'Keefe was born in Wisconsin on November 15, 1887. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and had her first gallery show in 1916. Her early works were in oil, but throughout her life she would experiment with other techniques, such as watercolor.

She married the gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz, in 1924. Though based in New York, the couple would often travel to New Mexico to paint. The landscape of New Mexico was a major influence in O'Keefe's paintings. After her husband's death, in 1946, O'Keefe moved permanently to New Mexico. She died in Santa Fe, on March 6, 1986.

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