Georgia O’Keefe, a 20th century American painter was inspired by flowers-and she loved the vibrancy of the red poppy. One of the most innovative and important artists of the 20th century-she explored architectural forms and landscapes as well. In 1925 she produced her first large scale flower painting- a theme and style she would explore throughout her career.
As her popularity grew, she found an escape from the pressure she felt artistically and socially-she found solitude in New Mexico. Her annual visits to the dessert produced the uniquely O’Keefe paintings of skulls and bones.