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Georgia O'Keeffe - Sun Prairie, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 10.979 W 089° 12.592
16T E 320409 N 4783505
Quick Description: Georgia O'Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie. This historical marker is located at 300 E Main St in Sun Prairie, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2008 8:14:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM3PJY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed
Views: 50

Long Description:
The marker reads:
"This world-renowned artist was born in the Town of Sun Prairie on November 15, 1887. She was the second of seven children born to Francis and Ida O'Keeffe. Georgia grew up on the family farm south of the city of Sun Prairie. As a child, she received art lessons and her abilities were recognized and encouraged by local teachers and family throughout her school years.

After O'Keeffe left Sun Prairie she pursued studies at the Art Institute of Chicago (1905-1906) and at the Art Students League, New York (1907-1908). Her works include a range from the earliest American abstracts, to New York cityscapes, oversized flowers and landscape interpretation of the Southwest United States.

Georgia O'Keeffe's work spans over sixty years. She died in Santa Fe, NM in 1986 at the age of 98.

Erected 2002
Wisconsin Historical Society"
County: Dane

Location: Park

MarkerID: 480

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