- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center says it has received a gift of correspondence between the famed artist and portrait artist Frances O’Brien.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Wednesday (https://bit.ly/1K8rqgh) that the gift includes letters, postcards, interviews and other materials from the 1940s to the 1970s.

O’Keeffe died in Santa Fe in 1986 while O’Brien died in 1990 in Tucson, Arizona.

The donors are Brian and Bina Garfield of Pasadena, California.

Brian Garfield in the son of O’Brien, who was a protege of O’Keeffe.

O’Brien was known for her portraits of composer Irving Berlin, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, historian William L. Shirer, Winston S. Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt and Grandma Moses.

Many of the portraits made the cover of The Saturday Evening Post magazine.


Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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