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In 1946, her husband died suddenly, forcing her to move to New York to settle the estate. After traveling to clear her head, she painted her iconic Sky Above Clouds IV, inspired by the view while flying over clouds. She continued to receive praise from her work and was elected to the American Academy of Arts in 1962 and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1966.
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O'Keeffe died in 1986 at the age of 98.
She had decided to leave her entire estate to Hamilton, which was fiercely contested by her survivors. Ultimately her estate went to the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation (and when that closed in 2006, it went to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum). In honor of her Wisconsin roots, Marquette Junior High in Madison was renamed Georgia O'Keeffe Middle School in 1993. Her work still inspires artists and non-artists alike all over the world and she remains one of the most recognizable names in American art.