A filled-out Ross Lecture Hall during a presentation.

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Creative Life

June 13, 2018

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with Roxana Robinson and Linda M. Grasso

Two expert authors discuss O’Keeffe’s coming of age in modernist America and her identity as an independent artist and trailblazing feminist. These presentations followed by lively conversation will examine O’Keeffe’s intense personal relationships, explore how the struggle to balance love and work fueled her extraordinary accomplishments, and situate her in the women’s movements that affected the creation and reception of her art over several generations.

Roxana Robinson is the author of five novels, three short story collections, and the award-winning biography, Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life, which was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. Robinson has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Arts, ARTnews, and other publications. She was President of the Authors Guild from 2014–2017, and teaches in the Hunter MFA program.

Linda M. Grasso is professor of English at York College, CUNY. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University and specializes in U.S. Literature and Culture, Women’s Literature, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her most recent book, Equal under the Sky: Georgia O’Keeffe and Twentieth- Century Feminism, is the first historical study of the artist’s complex involvement with, and influence on, U.S. feminism from the 1910s to the 1970s.

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