Thursday, March 09, 2006

Traveling through Amazonia with Margaret Mee

What a fascinating discussion of the life and work of Margaret Mee, intrepid botanical artist and explorer, at this morning’s gathering of Leafing Through the Pages, the Sterling Morton Library’s book discussion group! Reading and discussing Mee's diaries and travels were a terrific opportunity to understand her art, spirit and genius! I thought I would share some additional biographical information on Margaret Mee that I found: Transcript of her November 1988 interview by Robert MacNeil on the MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour.

Interesting biographical information compliments of the Smithsonian Institution.

From the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The Art of Botanical Illustration - Women Illustrators from the University of Delaware Library, Special Collections

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