Georgia O'Keeffe said that good composition was covering the space
in a beautiful way - an idea she got from her mentor Arthur Wesley Dow.
In 1899, Dow produced a manual that would change the teaching of art in
this country for nearly half a century. "Composition: A Series of
Art Structure for the Use of Students and Teachers", became a standard
for the study of art and design, and Dow's methods inspired
artists in many media. It is widely recognized as having laid the
foundation for the American Arts & Crafts movement.