Van Vechten, Carl. GEORGIA O'KEEFE AND FRIEDA LAWRENCE. Photograph, 1950. 5 x 7 inches, with Van Vechten's blindstamp, recto, and annotated by him, verso, in ink "Georgia O'Keefe/Frieda Lawrence" above his stamp, and below the stamp "Taos./August 17, 1950/xvi LL. 7" In excellent condition. Frieda Lawrence (Frieda Feiin von Richtoven), 1878-1856, married D. H. Lawrence in 1914. They later owned a ranch in Taos NM, to which she returned to live (with her third husband) after lawrence died in 1930. In her earlier years as the wife of a British academic, she published stories which she trnslated from German to English. She also worte an autobiography "Not I, But the Wind" in 1934, and is the subject of a biography "A Genius for Living" by Janet Byrne, Bloomsbury, 1995. O'Keefe and the Lawrences were among the literary and artistic figures who settled in Taos and its environs.
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