November 15 Birthday: GEORGIA IN HAWAII: WHEN GEORGIA O’KEEFFE PAINTED WHAT SHE PLEASED

Georgia O’Keeffe
November 15,1887 – March 6, 1986

GEORGIA IN HAWAII: WHEN GEORGIA O’KEEFFE PAINTED WHAT SHE PLEASED
by Amy Novesky
illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Georgia O’Keeffe was famous for painting exactly what she wanted,
whether flowers or skulls. Who would ever dare to tell her what to
paint? The Hawaiian Pineapple Company tried. Luckily for them, Georgia
fell in love with Hawaii. There she painted the beloved green islands,
vibrant flowers, feathered fishhooks, and the blue, blue sea. But did
she paint what the pineapple company wanted most of all? Amy Novesky’s
lyrical telling of this little-known story and Yuyi Morales’s gorgeous
paintings perfectly capture Georgia’s strong artistic spirit. The
book includes an author’s note, illustrator’s note, bibliography, map of
the islands, and endpapers that identify Georgia’s favorite Hawaiian
flowers.

For more information, see the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum website. 

November 15 Birthday: MY NAME IS GEORGIA: A PORTRAIT

Georgia O’Keeffe, artist
Nov. 15, 1887-Mar. 6, 1986


My Name is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter (Silver Whistle, 1998)

From the age of twelve, O’Keeffe knew she wanted to be an artist. Using O’Keeffe’s own words within the text as well as O’Keeffe-like illustrations, readers are in for a vivid look at an interesting life.

The O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, offers an online look at some of her amazing work.