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The Daily Gallery
Georgia O'Keeffe
November 15, 2012
Since the inception of the collective, Magnum photographers have had both a creative fascination and fraternal admiration for the great painters of the times. Whether it is Rene Burrí's poignant portraits of Pablo Picasso, Thomas Hoepker's fantastically strange captures of Andy Warhol or Henri Cartier-Bresson's intimate photos of Francis Bacon, it's clear that there exists a certain artistic respect between photographer and painter, possibly born out of a recognition that their two crafts aren't all that different -- that the photographer and painter are, in some respect, kindred creative spirits.

Today, The Daily Gallery celebrates the birthday of the great American painter Georgia O'Keeffe, who invited Philippe Halsman to her New Mexico ranch in 1948.