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September Featured Lesson
Georgia O’Keeffe Floral Portraits
“Filling a space in a beautiful way – that is what art means to me,” famously said by Georgia O’Keeffe.
Georgia O’Keeffe was the oldest of 9 children, born to an upper middle class family in Sun Praire, Wisconson. Georgia was artistic from a young age and unlike most families of the day, she was encouraged to pursue her talent and get
the education that would help her to reach her goals.
O’Keeffe often lamented that men told her she was one of the best women artists, when she believed herself to be one of the best artists (man or woman!).
Most famous for her large floral portraits, O’Keeffee painted and drew landscapes and she sculpted as well. O’keeffe worked well into her nineties.
August Featured Lesson
Marc Chagall: I & the Village
July 6, 1887 is the birthdate of the artist who considered his work, “not the dream of one people but all of humanity.”
Marc Chagall lived and breathed his Jewish faith. The eldest of nine children, his parents worked hard to support them.
Throughout his life, Chagall had two reputations as an artist; one as a modernist artist who worked in many mediums and ignored the rules of his time, the other as a Jewish artist. He payed homage to his hard working father and to his small hometown, Vitebsk, using lots of Jewish imagery. Through all his struggles and hardships, Marc Chagall remained positive. In his own words:
If all life moves inevitably towards its end, then we must, during our own, colour it with our colours of love and hope.