Georgia O’Keeffe’s Stuck Moment as a Perplexed Planner


Her stuck moment: A nervous breakdown in 1932—brought on by the extramarital affairs of her husband, Alfred Stieglitz, and a looming deadline for a Radio City Music Hall mural—stalled O’Keefe’s ability to paint.

She clears the clutter: She went to Bermuda and then to New Mexico to recuperate and distance herself from her frustrations, including her husband. 

Unstuck result: After her recovery in New Mexico, O’Keeffe was inspired to paint some of her most famous works, including “Summer Day,” from 1936.

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