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Georgia in Hawaii by Amy Novesky
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Apr 17, 12

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Georgia O'Keefe is renowned for her canvasses detailing the stark beauty of deserts of the American West and her floral series. This beautiful picture book brings to life a lesser known moment in her life, when she spent several months in Hawaii at the behest of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company, which later became Dole Food. The head honchos hired her to paint a canvas featuring their prime produce, the pineapple. Georgia, of course, did not want to be told what to paint. The result was sheet magic. Adults will be enthralled by the illustrations which capture the spirit of O'Keefe and children will appreciate the artist's determination to hold to her own vision, to paint what she wanted to paint.

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