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Georgia O’Keeffe Birthday Celebration – Art & Film History Livestream

November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Georgia O’Keeffe Birthday Celebration – Art & Film History Livestream. Hosted by Robert Kelleman – Washington, DC History & Culture

Georgia O’Keeffe Birthday Celebration – Art & Film History Livestream

Sunday, November 13 – 8:00 pm (Washington, DC time)

Let’s celebrate Georgia O’Keeffe’s birthday (born 135 years ago – November 15, 1887) with a special art and film history livestream program.

The first portion of our two-part program (approximately 30 minutes) will be a brief overview of the film “Georgia O’Keeffe”, including its historical context, plot summary, things to look for, accuracy, etc.

The second portion of our two-part program will be a full screening of the “Georgia O’Keeffe” film (89 minutes).

During the film we invite you to participate in a discussion of the film with your fellow participants via Zoom.

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Georgia Totto O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American modernist artist. She was known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O’Keeffe has been called the “Mother of American modernism”.

In 1905, O’Keeffe began art training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and then the Art Students League of New York. Between 1912 and 1914 she was introduced to the principles and philosophies of Arthur Wesley Dow, who created works of art based upon personal style, design, and interpretation of subjects, rather than trying to copy or represent them. This caused a major change in the way she felt about and approached art. Alfred Stieglitz, an art dealer and photographer, held an exhibit of her works in 1917.

She moved to New York in 1918 at Stieglitz’s request and began working seriously as an artist. They developed a professional and personal relationship that led to their marriage in 1924. O’Keeffe created many forms of abstract art, including close-ups of flowers.

O’Keeffe and Stieglitz lived together in New York until 1929, when O’Keeffe began spending part of the year in the Southwest, which served as inspiration for her paintings of New Mexico landscapes and images of animal skulls. After Stieglitz’s death, she lived in New Mexico at Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio in Abiquiú until the last years of her life, when she lived in Santa Fe. In 2014, O’Keeffe’s 1932 painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 sold for $44,405,000, more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist. After her death, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum was established in Santa Fe.

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Georgia O’Keeffe is a 2009 American television biographical drama film, produced by City Entertainment in association with Sony Television, about noted American painter Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. The film was directed by Bob Balaban, executive-produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin and Joan Allen, and line-produced by Tony Mark. Shown on Lifetime Television, it starred Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons in lead roles.

Georgia O’Keeffe (Joan Allen) is a young painter in the 1910s, while Alfred Stieglitz (Jeremy Irons) is New York-based photographer and art impresario, who discovers her works. Later, when O’Keeffe discovers that her works are displayed at an art gallery without her permission, she confronts Stieglitz. However, he manages to charm her, and starts their 20-year relationship. Stieglitz, 23 years senior to O’Keeffe, subsequently starts living with her and later divorces his wife to marry her. However, over the years, as O’Keeffe becomes a famous artist, their relationship deteriorates.

At the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards, the film received nine nominations, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Jeremy Irons and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Joan Allen. The film was also nominated for three 2009 Golden Globe Awards, including Best Miniseries or Television Movie or Miniseries. The movie earned more total nominations than in the history of Lifetime Television combined, making it the most critically acclaimed film in Lifetime’s history.

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organizations Washington, DC History & Culture and Dallas-Texas History & Culture.

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We look forward to seeing you – thanks!

Robert Kelleman

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