A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe

Book - 2016
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"In 1916, Georgia O'Keeffe is a young, unknown art teacher when she travels to New York to meet Stieglitz, the famed photographer and art dealer, who has discovered O'Keeffe's work and exhibits it in his gallery. Their connection is instantaneous. O'Keeffe is quickly drawn into Stieglitz's sophisticated world, becoming his mistress, protégé, and muse, as their attraction deepens into an intense and tempestuous relationship and his photographs of her, both clothed and nude, create a sensation. Yet as her own creative force develops, Georgia begins to push back against what critics and others are saying about her and her art. And soon she must make difficult choices to live a life she believes in."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781400069538
Characteristics: xiii, 318 pages ; 25 cm


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Sep 13, 2018

Historical fiction told from perspective of artist who fiercely wanted to control her art and image as a woman. Wonderful telling of her years in her relationship with mentor and husband Alfred Stieglitz, but fades in the New Mexico years that I cared most to read about. Disappointed.

Jan 22, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I had the opportunity to visit an O'Keefe exhibit at the Brooklyn Art Museum this past spring and although I enjoyed it I must admit I didn't know much about her or her husband/mentor. This book gave me much more insight into her life and work and compelled me to watch two documentaries one about her with interviews and one about Alfred Stieglitz. Thanks Dawn Tripp for a beautiful work of well researched fiction.

AnnabelleLee27 Dec 08, 2017

A fictional account of legendary artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her relationship with mentor/lover/husband/artist Alfred Stieglitz as well as her personal journey as a female artist. The writing is evocative, sensual, reflective and many of the ideas raised are relevant and important for women (or anyone) in today's world. The novel is told (quite successfully) from Georgia's perspective and many readers have found Stieglitz to be an unsympathetic character. Upon finishing the book I found myself quite curious about Stieglitz's story and perspective - especially upon rereading these lines early in the book: "This is not a love story. If it were, we would have the same story. But he has his, and I have mine." A worthwhile and enjoyable read!

Sep 11, 2017

I’ve long been an admirer of Georgia O’Keeffe’s artwork, having visited her Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico as well as Ghost Ranch, the setting for many of her iconic masterpieces. GEORGIA is a fictionalized account of her consequential and complex relationship with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, her mentor, lover, and later husband. Author Dawn Tripp’s beautiful descriptive writing evokes the passion and vision of this lone, enigmatic, yet widely recognized artist. GEORGIA is a good choice for fans of historical fiction not to mention devotees of Georgia O’Keeffe.

archreads Aug 30, 2017

This is an interesting and beautifully written historical fiction account of Georgia O'Keeffe 's fascinating life.

Apr 16, 2017

A novel of Georgia O'Keefe therefore not long on plot but lush in language. It may take a poet to write a book about O'keefe wonderful paintings. The author considers the role of "place" to be central to her book. It was wonderful.

Mar 31, 2017

This is a fictional account of the life of the artist Georgia O'Keefe. It focuses heavily on her life long romance with photographer Alfred Stieglitz. It was an interesting look at the life and times of this era, especially as it pertained to women. And the writing was lovely.

abruzzo79 Mar 07, 2016

"They call me the Pioneer Painter. ...The woman artist who has chosen to live in the desert, who wakes before dawn, drinks her coffee and walks her chows toward the horizon. I have become that horizon, unreachable and my black and white clothes...poised with my cow skulls...a symbol of the American West,...self-reliant...."


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Sep 11, 2017

“I bought this house for the door. The house itself was a ruin, but I had to have that door. Over the years, I’ve painted it many times, all different ways: abstract, representational, blue, black, brown. I’ve painted it in the hot green of summer, in the dead of winter, clouds rushing past it, a lone yellow leaf drifting down. I painted the door open only once. Just before he died. In every picture after, it was closed.” - p. 5

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