Georgia O’Keeffe Country

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“Well, well, well… this is wonderful.
No one told me it was like this!”

So said Georgia O’Keeffe upon arriving in New Mexico.

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In August 1934, Georgia O’Keefe visited Ghost Ranch, north of Abiquiu, for the first time and decided immediately to live there;.The varicolored cliffs of Ghost Ranch inspired some of her most famous landscapes. In 1977, O’Keeffe wrote: “[the] cliffs over there are almost painted for you—you think—until you try to paint them.” Among guests to visit her at the ranch over the years Ansel Adams was one of them.

Pedernal Mountain is the source of a chert used by the prehistoric Gallina people. It was a favorite subject for O’Keeffe, who once said, “It’s my private mountain. It belongs to me. God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it”.

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In accordance with her wishes, her body was cremated and her ashes were scattered to the…

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