Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the greatest American artists of the 20th century, painted some of her most famous works in the 1920s.
O’Keeffe had first shown her work in New York in 1916, at an experimental art gallery run by photographer Alfred Stieglitz, whom she later married.
During the 1920s she did huge close-ups of flowers such as the painting Red Poppy (1927). Later, she turned to southwestern scenes, such as large, white animal bones in a desert.
Of her work Georgia O’Keeffe said, “When I was still a little girl, I used to think that since I couldn’t do what I wanted to, at least I could paint as I wanted to and say what I wanted to when I painted.”
In New Mexico, starting in the 1920s, Maria Martinez won many prizes at the Santa Fe Indian Market for her black pottery.
Her work influenced many other Native American artists.