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.

About Susan Reichert

President of Southern Author Serivces; President of Collierville Christian Writers Group; Retired Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine. Southern Author Services promotes and highlights authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Lives in the South.
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