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Newly Uncovered Georgia O'Keeffe Letters Shed Light On Her Greatest Paintings

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/03/21/o-keeffe-letter_wide-f3242c580885e8784df8d940873c60ebd41c0801.jpg?s=600’ alt=’In a 1936 letter to Henwar Rodakiewicz, Georgia O’Keeffe updated her friend on recent goings-on, including a new commission. The middle section reads: “I got an order for a big flower painting for Elizabeth Arden — got it myself —“’/>

The correspondences between the artist and her friend, filmmaker Henwar Rodakiewicz — just acquired by the Library of Congress — capture her thoughts as her career takes off.

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