The Virginia Partners Bank Lecture
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Georgia O'Keeffe is one of the greatest American artists of the twentieth century. Her often-eroticized flowers, bones, stones, skulls, and pelvises became extremely well known to a broad American public. Coming of age along with American modernism, her life was rich in intense relationships -- with family, friends, and especially noted photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Roxana Robinson draws from her critically acclaimed biography of O’Keeffe to explore her struggle between the rigorous demands of love and work and how they resulted in extraordinary accomplishments.
Speaker: Roxana Robinson
Known for exploring the complexity of familial bonds and fault lines, Robinson is the author of five award-winning novels, as well as three story collections. Her work has been widely anthologized, broadcasted on NPR, and has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Vogue, One Story, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. As a biographer and scholar of nineteenth and early twentieth century American art, Robinson has had articles in Arts, ARTnews, and Art & Antiques as well as in exhibition catalogs for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Katonah Museum of Art, and other institutions. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The MacDowell Colony. She has also been elected as President of the Authors Guild. After growing up in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Robinson attended Bennington College and received a B.A. degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan. She has taught at the University of Houston, Wesleyan University, and the MFA Program at Hunter College, CUNY.