Georgia O'Keeffe's Wartime Texas Letters

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Texas A&M University Press
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6.2 X 9.4 X 0.9 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

AMY VON LINTEL is the Doris Alexander Endowed Professor of Fine Arts at West Texas A&M University. She is the author of Georgia O'Keeffe: Watercolors and coauthor of Robert Smithson in Texas. She resides in Amarillo, Texas.


"Before becoming a professional artist, Georgia O'Keeffe taught art to make a living. This book is a deep-dive into her several years of teaching school on the plains of Western Texas when she used letter-writing to sort out her feelings for art-making, for men, for family, for the open spaces of the American West, and for the heavy presence of daily war news and soldiers in the streets. Her letters candidly register the deep confusions, frequent joys, and unresolved contradictions of a highly independent young woman figuring out who she was and what she valued in life."--Wanda M. Corn, author of Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern--Wanda M. Corn
"Amy Von Lintel's thoroughly researched, thoughtfully interpreted and contextualized, and deeply moving, Georgia O'Keeffe's Wartime Texas Letters reveals just how layered and impactful World War I was across the United States and especially to artists from all disciplines. This book is vital to a better understanding of the artist we all think we know."--Michael R. Grauer, author of Making a Hand: The Art of H.D. Bugbee--Michael R. Grauer