America and Georgia O’Keeffe

210px-Georgia_O'Keeffe1Georgia O’Keeffe said, “One can not be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work.” O’Keeffe has been recognized as the Mother of American Modernism in painting. In 1977, President Gerald R. Ford presented O’Keeffe with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor awarded to American citizens. In 1985, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Perhaps it was her era that made her feel that way about America. But 1887 to 1986 still had its set of problems. So I have come to the conclusion that she did love, feel, like America. Her paintings prove she worked. 220px-O'keeffe_-_'Pineapple_Bud',_1939,_

American FlagTo recognize we live in such a wonderful country where we can pursue work based on our talent is indeed a gift from God.

Advertisements

About Susan Reichert

Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine, a magazine for authors and people who love to read.We highlight and promote authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Live in the South. President of a Writers Group.
This entry was posted in Random Thoughts and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s