Georgia O’Keeffe, Mother of American Modernism, achieved early success as a prospective young artist winning recognitions nationwide. However, right after completing art education, she abandoned her promising career as an artist because she felt constrained within the mimetic tradition prevalent in the early 20th century academia. Only after she encountered the innovative ideas of Arthur Wesley Dow who encouraged artist to express freely without any restrictions, she did not even bother to touch the brush for a while. Thanks to Dow, we can appreciate O’Keeffe’s masterpieces that paved a way to American Modernism. Artistic inspirations may come from many different directions. Look around you and be inspired by creative endeavors of others! BBuzzArt believes in your passion for art and that is the art that we believe!