Lovingly, Georgia: The Complete Correspondence of Georgia O'Keeffe and Anita Pollitzer

Georgia O'Keeffe, Author, Clive Giboire, Editor, Anita Pollitzer, With Simon & Schuster $14.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-69237-7
This first complete publication of the surviving letters between O'Keeffe and Pollitzer, her friend and first informal agent, will interest scholars and those familiar with O'Keeffe's life and work. Most letters date from June 1915 through September 1917. O'Keeffe's correspondence meanders around the trivia of daily life, such as teaching art classes in South Carolina and Texas, practicing the violin, reading books, talks with her friend Arthur McMahon--and persuading Pollitzer to run errands for her in New York. She exults over the Texas landscape, but her statements on her work are more often studied demurral than informative assessment; ``My things--well--I just think Illsic not make anymore--they are awful--but I know I will make more--tosic much a fool to stop sic.'' Here, too, is Alfred Stieglitz's famous first view of O'Keeffe's work (``Finally a woman on paper''p. 109 ) and the artist's increasing contact with Stieglitz and gradual exclusion of Pollitzer. Giboire edited Pollitzer's memoir of O'Keeffe, A Woman on Paper. Line drawings by both women, published for the first time, illustrate the letters. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/01/1990
Release date: 08/01/1990
Genre: Nonfiction
Hardcover - 365 pages - 978-0-671-69236-0
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