Georgia O'Keeffe

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The artist Georgia O'Keeffe lived in Williamsburg, Virginia for about a year as a child and Mary Haldane Coleman (of the Tucker house) was her French teacher.(SCRC staff/file) The College of William and Mary conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts upon her in 1938 at a Special Convocation.[1] The earliest known exhibit of O'Keefe's paintings at William and Mary was in Phi Beta Kappa Hall (present day Ewell Hall, May 4-9, 1935.[2] In 2001, the exhibit "Georgia O'Keefe in Williamsburg" was held at the Muscarelle Museum of Art.

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