Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio

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Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio
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Georgia O'Keeffe Home, zaguan
Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio is located in New Mexico
Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio
Location County Road 164, House No. 13, Abiquiu, New Mexico
Coordinates 36°12′29″N 106°19′1″W / 36.20806°N 106.31694°W / 36.20806; -106.31694Coordinates: 36°12′29″N 106°19′1″W / 36.20806°N 106.31694°W / 36.20806; -106.31694
Area 4 acres (16,000 m2)[1]
Built 1946
Architect O'Keeffe, Georgia; Chabot, Maria
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 98001197
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 5, 1998[2]
Designated NHL August 6, 1998[3]

The Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio is a site significant for its architecture and its association with artist Georgia O'Keeffe, who purchased the Abiquiu, New Mexico property from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe in 1945, after attempting to buy it for some ten years. The house in Abiquiu became her primary residence until 1984, when she moved to Santa Fe two years prior to her death at age 98.

In 1989, the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation became owner and manager of the Abiquiu property. It is now the property of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. [4]

The O'Keeffe Home and Studio is one of the most important artistic sites in the southwestern United States. The buildings, their immediate surroundings, and the views they command of the magnificent landscape that inspired many of O'Keeffe's best-known paintings, all combine to provide insight into the vision and process of a major figure in 20th-century American art. [4]

The property was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1998.[3][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sarah L. Burt and Carolyn Pitts (January 20, 1998). National Historic Landmark Nomination: Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio PDF (32 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying ten photos, exterior and interior, from 1979, 1996, and undated PDF (32 KB)
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio. This article incorporates public domain text from this US government website.

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Georgia O'Keeffe Home, sitting room, looking into garden. 1996 photo.