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Some Memories of Drawings

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This beautiful book is a collection of Georgia O'Keeffe's major drawings, done between 1915 and 1963. Each drawing is accompanied by the artist's comments, usually on how, why, where, or when she made the drawing. The book was originally published in 1974 in a signed, limited edition of one hundred copies, which has since become a collectors' item. O'Keeffe's text was her ...more
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Published December 31st 1988 by Atlantis Editions Book (first published January 1st 1988)
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Megan
Mar 28, 2012 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this book aloud to my mother and aunt in the car after visiting Georgia O'Keeffe's home in Abiquiu, New Mexico. This book contains sketches and drawings made by the artist with her comments on how, why, when and where she made them or just a few words sometimes more mysterious then the art work. This book is the first time O'Keeffe has written for the public. It is a moving snapshot of her mind and life. I thoroughly enjoyed her words as much as her images.
David Sandum
Oct 22, 2015 David Sandum rated it it was amazing
I love this book with Georgia's own journal entries and comments. Easy to read with many of her beautiful drawings, explained in the text. I bought it visiting O'Keeffe's home at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, in 2010, and have often revisited it. Highly recommended for all art lovers and admirers of the American West.
Feisty Harriet
Dec 13, 2013 Feisty Harriet rated it really liked it
Last summer I fell head over heels for Georgia O’Keeffe, her art, her feminist ideals, her whole self, and have been reading as many books about her as I can get my hands on. This is a short but beautiful book with gorgeous prints of some of her early work (no poppies, a lot of abstracts) with her own reflections on the piece. On some pieces she goes on for pages, on others it is a half-sentence. It is interesting to note how O’Keeffe’s opinions of her own art changed from the time it was origin ...more
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Sep 02, 2013 Jan Priddy rated it liked it
This is a commentary by Georgia O'Keefe about her work, looking at the very first drawings where she broke away from the model of painting she had been given to the discovery of self-expression beginning with Blue Lines.

I was particularly taken with one passage because it connects to a work of fiction I created for my first MFA residency about a painter who stops using color: "It was in fall of 1915 that I decided not to use any color until I couldn't get along without it and I believe it was J
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Plane ride home from New Mexico. Inspiring.
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Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. She is associated with the American Southwest, where she found artistic inspiration, and particularly New Mexico, where she settled late in life. O'Keeffe has been a major figure in American art since the 1920s. She is chiefly known for paintings in which she synthesized abstraction and representation in paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bon ...more
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