Georgia O'Keeffe was born in 1887 and grew up with six brothers and sisters on a farm in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. After stints at schools and teachers colleges, she became an art teacher. Her breakthrough into fulltime painting came through her friendship -- and eventually romance and marriage -- with famed photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Flowers were among her favorite subjects, as reflected in her prints titled "Poppy," "Black Iris," and "Abstract Rose." O'Keeffe also loved to paint the stucco churches and haunting landscapes of New Mexico, which can be seen in her works "Ranchos Church," "Summer Days," and "Black Mesa." She continued painting as long as her eyesight held out, and after it began to fade, she worked in watercolor, pencil, and clay. She died in 1984 at the age of 98.