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Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe
Seaview Books, Book-of-the-Month, Quality Paperback Book Clubs, 1980
Simon & Schuster/​Washington Square Press, 1981, 1987
University of New Mexico Press, revised edition, 1986
Blackstone Audio Books, 1996
Published in Great Britain, Japan, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Turkey
Simon & Schuster/Atria Books, 2010, 2014

News about Portrait of an Artist 
Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe is included in Five Hundred Great Books by Women: A Reader's Guide, Viking Penguin, 1995

More than three decades after the first publication of Portrait of an Artist, it is now available in an enhanced eBook edition with revealing photographs of the artist taken by her husband, famed photographer Alfred Stieglitz. 

More by Laurie about Georgia O'Keeffe:

Review of "Georgia O'Keeffe," by Nancy J. Scott

Women's Studies, Volume 45, Issue 5, 2016

"On Being O'Keeffe's First Biographer" in From the Faraway Nearby: Georgia O'Keeffe as Icon, Addison-Wesley, 1992

"Viewing O'Keeffe" and "More on O'Keeffe," Journal of the Southwest, 1988, 1989

"Georgia O'Keeffe," Readers Companion to American History, 1991

"Georgia O'Keeffe: Public Notes on a Private Life," Rocky Mountain Magazine, April 1980

More reviews of Portrait of an Artist
"Portrait of an Artist is a sensitive and beautifully documented biography. It moved me deeply--I can't remember when a book involved me so totally."
Patricia Bosworth, author, Diane Arbus: A Biography


"What a personality emerges from these pages!...Portrait of an Artist is filled with riches."

Joyce Carol Oates, Mademoiselle

"Through interviews with O'Keeffe's friends and acquaintances, by delving into the published an unpublished sources and letters...she gives a fine and poignant accounting of the relationship between O'Keeffe and Stieglitz...Above and beyond the personal portrait, Lisle's biography is a marvelous evocation of the American places that have been important in the development of O'Keeffe's character and her art."
James R. Mellow, The Saturday Review

View Laurie's interview on Georgia O'Keeffe with Dr Gail Saltz at the 92nd St. Y in NYC