Growing up, I was well-acquainted with the Georgia O’Keeffe who was the American artist that brought fantasy to life in the form of oil on canvas. However, after a recent article surfaced on the painter’s personal life, I realize that her bold ideas and opinions were as trailblazing as the highly saturated blooms she so famously painted.
The painter was not only the mother of American modernism in the realm of art, but she was also adamant about living her life by her own rules: at a time when women took a backseat to their male counterparts, O’Keefe was unapologetic about her success.
So here is a caffeine-infused cheers to those who are not afraid to go against the grind, and march to the beat of their own drum.
“To create one’s world, in any of the arts, takes courage.”
– Georgia O’Keefe