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Georgia O'Keeffe

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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.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Georgia O'Keeffe

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ros

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

20th cousin
via Sir William de Ros

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ros

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ros

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Dunham

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Lucia Chase

Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Fuller

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Fuller

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Fergie

Singer, Songwriter and Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Fuller

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Gretchen Mol

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Lord Charles Cornwallis

British Commander at Siege of Yorktown

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Richard Gere

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Fuller

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John Wayne

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Fuller

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Samuel Fuller

(c1580 - 1633)
Mayflower passenger 1620

8th great-granduncle
via Robert Fuller

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Fuller

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Pete Buttigieg

19th U.S. Secretary of Transportation

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Fuller

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Peter Worden

(c1569 - 1638/9)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

11th cousin 9 times removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Arthur Ryerson

RMS Titanic Victim

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Admiral William Halsey

U.S. Navy - World War II

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Ezra Pound

Expatriate American Poet and Critic

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward FitzRandolph

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Ezra Pound

Expatriate American Poet and Critic

8th cousin
via John Dunham

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John Taylor Gilman

5th Governor of New Hampshire

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Cecil B. DeMille

American Film Director

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Archibald MacLeish

American Poet and Playwright

21st cousin
via Sir William de Ros

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John Fairfield

13th and 16th Governor of Maine

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Francis Emroy Warren

1st Governor of Wyoming

21st cousin
via Sir William de Ros

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