Painter Georgia O’Keeffe, dubbed the Mother of American modernism, became one of the first highly reputable female artists of history. Born into a married couple of dairy farmers, O’Keeffe did not begin traditional art training until her acceptance into the Art Institute of Chicago. She became top of her competitive class but often felt restricted without the freedom to pursue her own style. She enjoyed depicting flowers, skyscrapers, animal skulls, and southeastern landscapes and hosted many exhibitions to display her work. An art dealer, who would eventually become her husband, gave O’Keeffe her first gallery show, which sparked what would become a successful life as an artist. She moved to New Mexico after her husband’s death, where she eventually passed away too, and had the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum established in her memory.