Member Gallery Book Club: Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe by Laurie Lisle

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DateSeptember 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Time06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

PriceFree for Members


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Join fellow Alliance members in the Main Gallery to explore literature – both fiction and non-fiction – revolving around art, artists, art history, and art appreciation. Participate in thoughtful group discussions that will expand your appreciation and knowledge of the world of art. This is yet another great benefit of membership at the Alliance!

The September title is Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe by Laurie Lisle. Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most original painters America has ever produced, left behind a remarkable legacy when she died at the age of ninety-eight. Her vivid visual vocabulary — sensuous flowers, bleached bones against red sky and earth — had a stunning, profound, and lasting influence on American art in this century.

O’Keeffe’s personal mystique is as intriguing and enduring as her bold, brilliant canvases. Here is the first full account of her exceptional life — from her girlhood and early days as a controversial art teacher…to her discovery by the pioneering photographer of the New York avant-garde, Alfred Stieglitz…to her seclusion in the New Mexico desert, where she lived until her death.

And here is the story of a great romance — between the extraordinary painter and her much older mentor, lover, and husband, Alfred Stieglitz.