as an activist
Although Georgia O'Keeffe wasn't a political activist in anyway, she did give the role of women a different view. At a very young age, O'Keeffe was inspired to become a painter, and her successful mother and sister influenced her progressiveness in art. But what was a big change for women involved in art was that Georgia was actually painting it. She wasn't a model posing naked for a random photographer's picture (although she did pose nude for some of her husband's photos, but she gained credit for having the nerve to do so). Her body wasn't used to create art. Her mind was used to create art. By doing this, it showed independence for herself and for other women all over the united States. Her art inspired other women that they could create works of genius, rather than posing for a canvas.
Georgia also showed her independence by painting what she wanted. Not that anybody tried to stop her from painting anything, but she went places that she wanted to go with nobody's permission but her own. She painted what she wanted in the way she wanted. She didn't care if it wasn't the "right way" to paint. She knew that her way was the right way, and nobody could convince her otherwise. A very driven woman she was. She knew exactly what she wanted and how she would get it. This changed the way attitudes of women were. Georgia's personality showed America the other side of women. The independent side. The side barely anyone had seen before. Just by being herself, Georgia O'Keeffe showed the entire country who women really are. Free and independent souls.
Georgia O'Keeffe did a lot of help in changing impression of women. Because she was such an incredible artist, art critics started to take women artists seriously. Instead of expecting women to be nude in photographs, they were more expected to create art. Just knowing the fact that women could create such unbelievable works makes us think that women can accomplish anything. Georgia's art shows people the intelligence that women actually have. In fact, when a photographer named Alfred Stieglitz first saw Georgia's paintings, he said "Finally, a woman on paper!". Clearly, some people of her generation had been looking for women of great accomplishments. Georgia O'Keeffe was one of those women, for sure.
Some of Georgia's accomplishments included being presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Gerald Ford in 1977. She won a gold medal for painting from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and when she was in college she won a scholarship for her painting talents. Georgia's accomplishments were proof that men were not the only people that made American history. Georgia O'Keeffe herself made American history as well as many other accomplished women. Georgia contributed a great deal to what was called the "Roaring Twenties". This was when many accomplishments were made by American people, men or women. Georgia was part of the "Roaring Twenties" because she helped change the impression upon women, as well as generally creating fabulous works of art. Georgia O'Keeffe's name is well known for a reason. Not because she posed nicely in somebody else's picture, but because she independently created pictures of her own, and that has made a huge difference in the role of women.