The Icon Room — Georgia O’Keeffe
No female artist is more closely associated with the Southwest than Georgia O’Keeffe. Known as the Mother of American Modernism, museums around the globe exhibit her work. In 1929, on her first visit to New Mexico, Mabel Dodge Luhan provided O'Keeffe with housing and studios in Taos; she soon moved permanently to New Mexico. Many of her most famous paintings are from her time in Taos including The Lawrence Tree painted at the D.H. Lawrence Ranch. Her work was deeply inspired by the landscape, architecture and atmosphere of northern New Mexico. Her paintings of New Mexico are some of the modern art world's most iconic and often serve as a first introduction to the Southwest for many admirers of the artist and the Southwest.