Georgia in Hawaii : when Georgia O'Keeffe painted what she pleased

by Novesky, Amy.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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Braddock Carnegie Library Non Fiction J 92 OKE
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Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawaiian tour celebrates natural beauty and powerful artistic convictions.Georgia O'Keeffe was famous for painting exactly what she wanted, whether flowers or skulls. Who would ever dare to tell her what to paint? The Hawaiian Pineapple Company tried. Luckily for them, Georgia fell in love with Hawaii. There she painted the beloved green islands, vibrant flowers, feathered fishhooks, and the blue, blue sea. But did she paint what the pineapple company wanted most of all? Amy Novesky's lyrical telling of this little-known story and Yuyi Morales'sgorgeous paintings perfectly capture Georgia's strong artistic spirit. The book includes an author's note, illustrator's note, bibliography, map of the islands, and endpapers that identify Georgia's favorite Hawaiian flowers.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In 1939, the Hawaiian Pineapple Company asked Georgia O'Keeffe to visit the islands and paint pictures promoting pineapples. But Georgia, it seems, had little interest in that. In the spirit of the book's subtitle, what pleases her in this fictional retelling are the natural wonders she encounters: waterfalls, green pleated mountains, and, of course, flowers. The Hawaiian Pineapple Company is not pleased. Finally, thankful for her time in paradise, she does her painting, though young readers may be confused by the denouement. The text of the glorious final spread reads, And Georgia painted a pineapple! But there's nothing on the page resembling the fruit. In fact, readers may have to do some research to learn that what she painted was a pineapple bud. The author's note offers a rather confused time line, which may be why this book is catalogued as fiction. However, the writing is often lovely and works as a vehicle for the stunning artwork. Morales' lush, almost sensual art recalls O'Keeffe's, but it is entirely her own. They may not see pineapples, but children will soak up paradise.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "While most people associate Georgia O'Keeffe with the landscape of the American Southwest, this picture book explores the time she spent in Hawaii. Commissioned by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to paint two works that "promote the delights of pineapple juice," O'Keeffe quickly struck out on her own, traveling throughout the Hawaiian islands. "She painted a nana honua that she'd picked by the side of the road. It reminded Georgia of her favorite desert flower, the jimsonweed." Morales's milky acrylic and digital artwork positions the spirited artist against the glowing colors of Hawaii's lush tropics. O'Keeffe had created more than a dozen paintings by the time she returned home to New York City-but none of them are of a pineapple, so "They were not happy. They wanted a pineapple! Georgia was not happy either. She was not going to be told what to paint." A rich and unexpected depiction of a treasured artist. Agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Illustrator's agent: Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. Ages 6-9. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects O'Keeffe, Georgia, -- 1887-1986 -- Juvenile fiction.
O'Keeffe, Georgia, -- 1887-1986 -- Fiction.
Painting -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
Obstinacy -- Fiction.
Hawaii -- History -- 1900-1959 -- Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher Boston :Harcourt Children's Books,2012
Contributors Morales, Yuyi.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780152054205
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