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Sun Prairie in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Georgia O'Keeffe

 
 
Georgia O'Keeffe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
1. Georgia O'Keeffe Marker
Inscription.  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 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 481.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1828.
 
Location.
Georgia O'Keeffe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
2. Georgia O'Keeffe Marker
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43° 10.975′ N, 89° 12.608′ W. Marker is in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (State Highway 19) and Vine Street on East Main Street. Marker is next to the Sun Prairie Police Department. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Main Street, Sun Prairie WI 53590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Rural Free Delivery in Wisconsin (approx. 1.7 miles away); Maureen Mengelt Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Token Creek (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Wisconsin Granger Movement (approx. 6.7 miles away); Reindahl Memorial Park (approx. 6.8 miles away); Alexander Smith House (approx. 7.1 miles away); Marshall Academy and High School (approx. 7.3 miles away); Site of the First Well in DeForest (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sun Prairie.
 
Also see . . .  Georgia O'Keeffe. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 24, 2009.) 
 
Georgia O'Keeffe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
3. Georgia O'Keeffe Marker
Birthplace of Georgia O'Keeffe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Neil Stechschulte, November 12, 2010
4. Birthplace of Georgia O'Keeffe Marker
A few miles south of town, on County Hwy T about one mile east of County Hwy N (coordinates 43.145322, -89.1895) is this small marker, showing the actual area where Georgia O'Keeffe was born.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,542 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on November 17, 2010, by Joe Chase of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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