A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 77: Saturday Life Quotes #11 – O’Keeffe


“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.”

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) has been called “The Mother of American Modernism”.

“I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality. I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say in paint.”


Oriental Poppies, 1928

“I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.”


Red Canna, 1924

“Marks on paper are free – free speech – press – pictures all go together I suppose.”

rust red hills

Rust Red Hills, 1930

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