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Wild Flowers Of North America: Botanical Illustrations by Mary Vaux Walcott

Author: Pamela Henson.

Wild Flowers Of North America: Botanical Illustrations by Mary Vaux Walcott

Author: Pamela Henson.

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Item #: D23104
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Smithsonian/Prestel
ISBN: 9783791388892
What does it take to paint a wildflower that blooms for a single day in a deep forest? For Mary Vaux Walcott, it involved spending the entire day outdoors with her paintbox to capture the shape, movement, and color of delicate petals and leaves. Her technique involved precise attention to detail, light, and perspective, and she was an intrepid scientist ... More
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What does it take to paint a wildflower that blooms for a single day in a deep forest? For Mary Vaux Walcott, it involved spending the entire day outdoors with her paintbox to capture the shape, movement, and color of delicate petals and leaves. Her technique involved precise attention to detail, light, and perspective, and she was an intrepid scientist as well as a generous benefactor to the Smithsonian Institution. Walcott's celebrated watercolors, first published in five oversized volumes in 1925, introduced the public to the beauty and diversity of North American plants, and this catalog presents 250 of her superb illustrations in vivid reproductions.

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