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Allen, Irons to star in O'Keeffe biopic

Allen, Irons to star in O'Keeffe biopic

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Bob Balaban has signed on to direct the U.S. television movie "Georgia O'Keeffe," starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons, Lifetime said Thursday.

Body of O'Keeffe descendant unclaimed

MIAMI, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The family of Francis W. O'Keefe, a direct descendant of painter Georgia O'Keeffe, has yet to claim his body in Miami months after his death, a caregiver says.

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Wal-Mart heir eyes O'Keeffe collection

NASHVILLE, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Wal-Mart heir Alice Walton has her eye on the Georgia O'Keeffe collection under dispute between a New Mexico museum and a Tennessee university.

Fisk, museum compromise on O'Keeffe work

NASHVILLE, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Tennessee's attorney general was expected to weigh in soon on a proposal for the disposition of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting to raise funds for Fisk University.

College to receive $100M art collection

WATERVILLE, Maine, May 21 (UPI) -- A Maine couple will donate some 500 paintings, a $100 million collection that includes many canvases by American artists, to Colby College.

Museum, college tangle over O'Keeffe work

SANTA FE, N.M., March 21 (UPI) -- A Tennessee school has been offered up to $25 million for a Georgia O'Keeffe work, but the O'Keeffe museum in New Mexico warns against spending the money.

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N.Y. art dealer scrutinized for 'deceit'

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A New York art dealer may have drastically undervalued one of philanthropist Brooke Astor's favorite paintings when he bought it from her son for $10 million. Gerald Peters, 59, paid Anthony Marshall, Astor's son, $10 million in 2002, but later sold the a

Photo sets auction record of $2.98 million

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A photo called "The Pond-Moonlight" taken in 1904 set an auction record for a picture by fetching $2.98 million at Sotheby's in New York.

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2005 with 46 to follow.
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Oklahoma University opens new museum wing

NORMAN, Okla., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The University of Oklahoma will open a new $14 million wing to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on Friday.
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Georgia O'Keeffe
"Dark Iris No. 2" by Georgia O'Keeffe is seen at the National Gallery of Art during a media preview of the "American Modernism: The Shein Collection" exhibition in Washington on May 10, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, O'Keeffe was a major figure in American art from the 1920s. She received widespread recognition for her technical contributions, as well as for challenging the boundaries of modern American artistic style. She is chiefly known for paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones, and landscapes in which she synthesized abstraction and representation. Her paintings present crisply contoured forms that are replete with subtle tonal transitions of varying colors. She often transformed her subject matter into powerful abstract images.

O'Keeffe played a central role in bringing an American art style to Europe at a time when the majority of influence flowed in the opposite direction. This feat enhanced her art-historical importance given that she was one of few women to have gained entry to this level of professional influence. She found artistic inspiration in the rural Southwest, particularly in New Mexico, where she settled late in life.

O'Keeffe was born November 15, 1887, in a farmhouse near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Her parents, Francis Calyxtus O'Keeffe and Ida Totto O'Keeffe, were dairy farmers. Her father was of Irish descent. Ida Totto's father, George Victor Totto, for whom Georgia O'Keeffe was named, was a Hungarian count who came to America in 1848. Through her mother, O'Keeffe was descended from Edward Fuller, one of the passengers on the Mayflower and a signer of the Mayflower Compact.

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