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Georgia O’Keeffe

 
 
Georgia O'Keeffe Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2009
1. Georgia O'Keeffe Marker
Inscription. Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Wisconsin in 1887. Her mother moved to Charlottesville in 1909 and rented the house here. Beginning in 1912, O’Keeffe intermittently lived with her mother and sisters. She took a summer drawing class taught by Mon Bement at the University of Virginia. O’Keeffe taught art classes at the university each summer between 1913 and 1916. O’Keeffe used a number of mediums to showcase her artistic talents throughout her long career. In 1916. noted photographer, art impresario, and future husband Alfred Stieglitz began to promote her work. O’Keeffe later became one of America’s most renowned artists. She died in New Mexico in 1986.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-26.)
 
Location. 38° 2.064′ N, 78° 29.82′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Wertland Street and 12½ Street NW, on the right when traveling east on Wertland Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1212 Wertland Street, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charlottesville General Hospital (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The University “Corner”
Georgia O’Keeffe House and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2009
2. Georgia O’Keeffe House and Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Roosevelt “Rosey” Brown, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Claude Moore, M.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Triumph of “The Charlottesville Twelve” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fernando Símon Bolívar (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Jefferson Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Holding Echols (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Also see . . .  Georgia O'Keeffe. “Her interest in art was rekindled four years later (1912) when she took a summer course for art teachers at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, taught by Alon Bement of Teachers College, Columbia University.” (Submitted on May 17, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
Georgia O’Keeffe Photo, Click for full size
By Rufus W. Holsinger, July 19, 1915
3. Georgia O’Keeffe
This photograph was taken when Ms. O'Keeffe was a Teaching Assistant to Alon Bement at the University of Virginia in 1915 and for several years. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
Georgia O’Keeffe House Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2009
4. Georgia O’Keeffe House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,797 times since then and 231 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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