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Former Katonah Resident, Author, Discusses Georgia O'Keeffe At NYC Lecture

Former Katonah resident Roxana Robinson is the author of nine books.
Former Katonah resident Roxana Robinson is the author of nine books. Photo Credit: David Ignaszewski

KATONAH, N.Y. -- Former Katonah resident and well-known author Roxana Robinson , will speak about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe as part of a lecture series at New York's Center for the Study of Transformative Lives.

The event is moderated by another Westchesterite -- Waccabuc's Philip Kunhardt, who is the center's founding director.

The "Conversation," as it is being billed, is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 with RSVPs due by April 10 (space is limited).

Robinson, the author of nine books, including the biography "Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life," will talk about O'Keeffe through the lens of some of the crises she went through and the way she surmounted them.

"I think those challenges reveal her strength as a woman and an artist," she said.

The longtime Westchester resident -- she moved to Manhattan six years ago after spending 20 in Katonah -- has long been inspired by the area. Her most recent book, "Sparta," is set there.

"We lived on a dirt road in an old farmhouse," she said. "It was a very important part of my life then and very peaceful."

Robinson will return to Katonah in September when she speaks about the Iraq War at St. Mary's Church.

The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives at New York University is at 53 Washington Suqare S. For information on the series, go to or call (212) 998-4291.

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