Georgia O'keeffe
 Georiga O'keeffe has been an influential figure in the art world by inspiring new forms, colors and ideas.  She "encouraged the exploration of new forms and for the establishment of a greater variety of places for women to shop their work."(http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1973919) She is known for her beautiful abstracted flowers bursting with colors and the meaning behind them. Each flower was much more than that.  Her flowers demonstrated the way she viewed the world, and each had a personal symbol. 
"She is one of the most influential artists in the last 100 years.  Her art has influenced culture and transcended galleries and museums, and become part of every day culture." -Peter Hiller

"O'keeffe influenced the work of the minimalists and color field abstract expressionists of the 1950s and 1960s."(http://www.answers.com/topic/georgia-o-keeffe)
"She can be seen as the one who painted all of those lovely flowers and everything, but there's so much more in her stuff than just a woman who painted flowers." -Susan Berry(http://www.montereyherald.com/ci_15109445?nclick_check=1) 
Picture
'Georiga O'keeffe, Ghost Ranch,New Mexico'. Arnold Newman. 1968.