Georgia O'Keeffe, a superbly gifted American artist usually associated with New Mexico, spent nearly four years in Texas, most of them in the Panhandle. She taught art in the public schools of Amarillo for two years, 1912-1914, and headed the art department at West Texas Normal College (now West Texas A & M University) in Canyon from the fall of 1916 to early 1918. She then went for a few months to Waring, Texas, northwest of San Antonio.
Front Cover Art Credit: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas
This book will be different from previous O'Keeffe studies, providing a short biography of O'Keeffe on the people and events that influenced her Texas years. We are neither artists nor professional art critics, but as historians of the American West who have an interest in Georgia O'Keeffe we think her years in Texas, especially the Texas panhandle, were significant for her subsequent development as a thoroughly modern American artist. The book is designed to work as a guide to O'Keeffe's life and work in Texas.