Georgia O’Keeffe: Mother of American Modernism

Temple University

Matt is an independent art history lecturer, consultant, and educator, focusing on vanguard art after around 1850. He presents talks online and globally for academic, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. His presentations include those for Renaissance Weekend, Stanford University, The Wharton School, Road Scholar, and United Airlines. He is an Adjunct Senior Instructor at The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and has taught at the Tyler School of Art (Temple University) since 2004.


Why does Georgia O’Keeffe’s life and work continue to resonate today? This talk explores the many phases of O’Keeffe’s remarkable career, paying particular attention to how her pictorial style evolved with each of her moves around the country, most notably to New York and New Mexico. Inspired by both town and country, O’Keeffe’s profoundly rich paintings mirrored the depth of her surroundings – wherever she happened to be – and positioned her at the forefront of American modernist art.




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Mary Lou Gerstle

Good lecture.

2 years ago
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