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by Barbara Buhler Lynes,Ann Paden

Free eBook Maria Chabot - Georgia O'Keeffe: Correspondence, 1941-1949 download ISBN: 0826329934
Author: Barbara Buhler Lynes,Ann Paden
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (December 30, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 568
Category: Art and workmanship
Subcategory: History and Criticism
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Maria Chabot met Georgia O'Keeffe in Northern New Mexico in 1940

Maria Chabot met Georgia O'Keeffe in Northern New Mexico in 1940. O'Keeffe, one of America's most celebrated artists. These letters between Maria Chabot and Georgia O’Keeffe describe their love for northern New Mexico, the hardships of life there during World War II, and their interactions with the diverse cultural groups of the region.

Maria Chabot met Georgia O'Keeffe in Northern New Mexico in 1940. O'Keeffe, one of America's most celebrated artists, was fifty-three and had just purchased a house at Ghost Ranch where she had painted over several previous summers. Chabot, a San Antonian and an aspiring but unknown writer, was a robust twenty-six and familiar with the largely Spanish-speaking culture of the region. The two were drawn to each other for different reasons

Maria Chabot met Georgia O'Keeffe in Northern New Mexico in 1940. These letters between Maria Chabot and Georgia O’Keeffe describe their love for northern New Mexico, the hardships of life there during World War II, and their interactions with the diverse cultural groups of the region.

Image by Maria Chabot gia O’Keeffe Museum. Maria) Chabot had lived with Georgia O’Keeffe off and on between 1941 and 1949. The painter, Maurice Grosser, visited his friend O’Keeffe’s ranch in 1944. She was the de facto contractor in the building of O’Keeffe’s adobe home in Abiquiu. Lynes and Ann Paden then completed the book that Chabot never finished, compiling copious and often fascinating correspondence between the two women. Along the way, Lynes discovered that many of the stories with which Chabot had regaled biographers were apocryphal, at best. Chabot clearly saw her years with O’Keeffe as a high point in her life.

Barbara Buhler Lynes is an art historian, curator, professor, and preeminent scholar .

Barbara Buhler Lynes is an art historian, curator, professor, and preeminent scholar on the art and life of National Gallery of Art in Washington, . Lynes holds a PhD in French Literature from the catalogue raisonné (1999) that documents and authenticates O'Keeffe's extensive oeuvre. Maria Chabot-Georgia O'Keeffe: Correspondence 1941-1949, 2003 ISBN 0-8263-2993-4. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum: Highlights of the Collection, 2003 ISBN 0-8109-9153-5. For four summers beginning in 1941, when O'Keeffe was in New Mexico, Chabot lived with the artist at Ghost Ranch, managing her house and guests, and organizing the famed camping-painting trips from which came some of O'Keeffe's most distinguished works of the period.

Maria Chabot met Georgia O'Keeffe in Northern New Mexico in 1940. O'Keeffe, one of America's most celebrated artists, was fifty-three and had just purchased a house at Ghost Ranch where she had painted over several previous summers. Chabot, a San Antonian and an aspiring but unknown writer, was a robust twenty-six and familiar with the largely Spanish-speaking culture of the region.

The two were drawn to each other for different reasons. To be free to paint, O'Keeffe needed capable help to sustain and provision her remote household, and although Chabot needed a place to live where she could pursue her writing with minimum distraction, she was also seeking a mentor.

For four summers beginning in 1941, when O'Keeffe was in New Mexico, Chabot lived with the artist at Ghost Ranch, managing her house and guests, and organizing the famed camping-painting trips from which came some of O'Keeffe's most distinguished works of the period. In 1946, Chabot agreed to conceive and oversee the reconstruction of a ruined adobe house in Abiquiu, NM, that would become O'Keeffe's permanent home in 1949.

During the periods when O'Keeffe was in New York where she lived with her husband, famed photographer Alfred Stieglitz, the two women wrote each other with remarkable frequency. Their letters describe their love for northern New Mexico, the hardships of life there during World War II, and their interactions with the diverse cultural groups of the region. The letters also offer insights into the women's very different ways of dealing with the world and their differing perceptions of a complex and sometimes tempestuous friendship.

User reviews
Fountain_tenderness
I got three-quarters of the way through this very long book of letters. Of course, through letters, there is information I really wanted to know but it was unavailable to the reader. The book seems to chronicle Maria Chabot's apparent crush on Georgia O'Keefe and her petulant outbursts related to her frustration that she will never be to O'Keefe what she wants to be. While a tender look at the heart of a person, Chabot's behavior gets a little tiring. I still haven't gotten over it yet enough to pick up the book and finish it.
Konetav
I am still reading this book and I love it. I would recommend it to people who love Georgia O'Keeffe. I especially like dreading Marie Chabot's letters. Thank you for offering this book at such a low price.
Hiclerlsi
whether or not you're an O'Keefe fan, these personal letters are a peek into a woman ahead of her time in rural NM ... a good bit of history, too!
Amhirishes
this correspondence is so detailed in home planning and love of this land, new mexico, that the adventure is also yours.
Dishadel
I bought this book whilst visiting Ghost Ranch and so reading the letters was a great way to keep the memories alive of such a wonderful place. The relationship between Maria & Georgia is complex where the boundaries between friend and helper often become blurred. I recommend this book for any artist to read as the insight into Georgia's thoughts as she prepares for exhibitions and her responses is fascinating. It is also interesting to see how Maria and Georgia interact away from their 'home' at Ghost Ranch and then at Abiquiu.