A random visit to the Whitney Museum sparked novelist Dawn Tripp to write Georgia, her New York Times bestseller about the life of painter Georgia O’Keefe. A century ago (May 23, 1916 to be exact) the gallerist Alfred Stieglitz first hung young O’Keefe’s work in a group show. They would meet for the first time one year later, and begin their lengthy personal and professional relationship, which Tripp details without romanticizing. It’s a very readable book: Kirkus admired its “artful dialogue and snappy segues.” This is the first talk in Wakefield Books’ summer-long Writers on Main series.
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June 05 2016