1887 Born at Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
1902 The O’Keeffe family move to Williamsburg, Virginia.
1905 Attends the school at the Art Institute of Chicago.
1907 Studies with William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League in New York.
1908 Works as a freelance commercial artist in Chicago and then a primary school teacher in Texas.
1912 Attends a summer school at the University of Virginia where she is introduced to the ideas of Arthur W. Dow. She becomes a teaching assistant expounding this system of art education.
1914 Returns to New York to work with Dow. While there she sees work by Picasso, Braque and other European avant-garde artists.
1916 Alfred Stieglitz sees some of her drawings and exhibits them at the 291 gallery.
1918 Stieglitz promises financial support. O’Keeffe moves permanently to New York where Stieglitz provides her with lodgings.
1924 Stieglitz and O’Keeffe are married following his divorce from his first wife. Her earliest close up flower paintings date from this time.
1929 She begins to spend her summers painting in New Mexico.
1932 O’Keeffe suffers a nervous breakdown and does not paint for over a year.
1934 Visits Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu for the first time.
1943 The Chicago Art Institute mounts a one-woman show of her work.
1946 Alfred Stieglitz dies.
1949 O’Keeffe moves permanently to Abiquiu near Santa Fe.
1971 She begins to lose her sight but learns to make pottery by touch.
1987 Dies in Santa Fe.
United States of America
1921 Blue-Green Music, Chicago, Art Institute
1927 Red Hills, Lake George, Washington, DC, Phillips Collection
1929 Lake George, Window, New York, MOMA
1931 Red, White and Blue, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
1935 Ram's Head, White Hollyhock - Hills, New York, Brooklyn Museum