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GeorGia o’Keeffe My name is Georgia O’Keeffe. When I was 12 years old I knew I wanted to be an artist. I went to art schools and even was an art teacher for a while. The one thing I love to do is PAINT! Georgia O’Keeffe was born on her family’s large Wisconsin farm in 1887. She would grow up to become one of America’s most famous painters. Georgia loved to paint flowers, mountains, seashells, and even animal bones she found in the desert. Georgia usually made her flowers very large. It is the flower paintings that she is most famous for. More Flower Paintings More Flower Paintings Shell Paintings Georgia went out west to visit friends in New Mexico. She thought the desert was an exciting place to paint. Here she began painting the animal bones, desert flowers, and sun-baked adobe churches she saw. Animal Skulls More paintings of animal bones. Georgia also loved to paint leaves. More Leaf Paintings More Leaf Paintings Georgia O’Keeffe Georgia O’Keeffe decided to become an artist at a time when it was proper only for women to teach art. Georgia O’Keeffe lived to be 98 years old.
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