When she was 10 years old, Georgia O'Keeffe decided she was going to be an artist, and she sure did. She went on to become the most celebrated and prolific female artist of the 20th century. Georgia O'Keeffe is known for her close up paintings of flowers as well as her portrayal of New Mexico's landscape. Her juxtaposition of thematic symbols such as skulls, flowers, and landscapes brought much critical acclaim. She is a pioneer of American abstract art and is renowned for advancing the status of women in art. Her iconic close up pictures of flowers and desert landscapes of New Mexico are immediately identifiable. The bright bold colors of her pallet and abstract depiction of everything from bones and flowers to Manhattan are like nothing else in the art world. Since she rose to fame in 1916, O'Keeffe has become a household name, and a beloved painter.