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Georgia O'Keeffe

Ancestry of
Georgia O'Keeffe

American Artist


Who was Georgia O’Keeffe?

Georgia O’Keeffe was an American artist best known for her paintings of New York skyscrapers, New Mexico landscapes, animal skulls and flowers. She is said to be a pioneer of American modernism. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, which opened over a decade after her death, is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The museum also maintains O’Keeffe’s two homes and art studios.

Famous Kin

Georgia O’Keeffe is a descendant of Mayflower passenger Edward Fuller and Magna Carta Surety Robert de Ros. She also has a royal connection to Queen Elizabeth II through a their common ancestor of Sir William de Ros.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s U.S. presidential kin include Martin Van Buren, Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Barack Obama, and both Presidents Bush. Celebrity kin include actors James Spader, Kevin Bacon, Kelsey Grammer, Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Actresses in her family tree include Shirley Temple, Jodie Foster, Jordana Brewster, Kyra Sedgwick, Paget Brewster, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Other notable kin of Georgia O’Keeffe include American Revolution traitor Benedict Arnold, Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, inventor Eli Whitney, poet Oliver Wendell Holmes, gunfighter and lawman Wild Bill Hickok, infamous murderer Dr. Hawley Crippen, and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.

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