Brazilian Roberto Burle Marx was a landscape architect, designer and artist. He is perhaps best known by his famously recognisable beach side pavements in Rio de Janeiro. The swirly, wavy design is famous worldwide!
He was also the creator of not only gorgeous tropical landscaping, but the architectural plans for his gardens were artworks in themselves! I'm particularly taken by these plans and their colours and designs.
He was also a modernist artist .. so brilliant in so many ventures.