Near Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
— New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative —
Erected by the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Environment • Women. In addition, it is included in the New Mexico Women’s Historic Marker Initiative series list.
Location. 36° 13.852′ N, 106° 22.826′ W. Marker is near Abiquiu, New Mexico, in Rio Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abiquiu NM 87510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Rocks (here, next to this marker); Abiquiú (approx. 3.7 miles away); Coelophysis Quarry (approx. 8.7 miles away); Agueda S. Martinez (1898–2000) (approx. 11.7 miles away); El Rito (approx. 12.8 miles away); a different marker also named El Rito (approx. 12.9 miles away); Welcome to the Church of San Juan Nepomuceno (approx. 13.3 miles away).
More about this marker. The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women’s Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women’s contributions to New Mexico history on the state’s Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative ensures that women’s diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Entry. “Between 1929 and 1949, O'Keeffe spent part of nearly every year working in New Mexico. She collected rocks and bones from the desert floor and made them and the distinctive architectural and landscape forms of the area subjects in her work. ... In August of , she visited Ghost Ranch, north of Abiquiu, for the first time and decided immediately to live there; in 1940, she purchased a house on the ranch property. The varicolored (Submitted on April 21, 2014.)
2. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. “One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was devoted to creating imagery that expressed what she called “the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it.” She was a leading member of the Stieglitz Circle artists, headed by Alfred Stieglitz, America’s first advocate of modern art in America. These avant-garde artists began to flourish in New York in the 1910s. O’Keeffe’s images—instantly recognizable as her own —include abstractions, large-scale depictions of flowers, leaves, rocks, shells, bones and other natural forms, New York cityscapes and paintings of the unusual shapes and colors of architectural and landscape forms of northern New Mexico.” (Submitted on April 21, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.