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Georgia O'Keeffe was born on a farm in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. She knew from the time she was a young girl she wanted to be an artist. Her parents encouraged her interest and gave her lessons. The family moved to Virginia, and Georgia took private art lessons for several years. She worked for a while as a commercial artist then became an art supervisor in the public schools. In the summers taught art at the University of Virginia. Her friend sent some of her charcoal drawings to a photographer, Alfred Stieglitz, who had a gallery called the 291 Gallery in New York. Stieglitz was impressed with her work, and without her knowledge exhibited ten of the drawings.She went to visit him. This visit also began a relationship which would later result in their marriage. At one time she taught art at West Texas State Normal College in Canyon, Texas. Georgia O'Keeffe is famous for her paintings of flowers. She made them very large so they filled the whole canvas. She painted many kinds of flowers. She loved New Mexico. The scenes of New Mexico and the bleached cow bones she found there became the subject of several works such as Horse's Skull on Blue . After her husband died she moved to New Mexico and spent the rest of her life there. She died at the age of 98.