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by Trudy Nicholson

From the moment I could see over the top of my mother’s drawing board, I was captivated by the magic of a blank sheet of paper turning into an image. I saw her hand with pen, pencil or brush create charming animals – often for me. That fascination never left me. All through school, in the Philadelphia suburbs, my interest especially centered on Art and Biology. Just before graduation my biology teacher told me about medical art schools — information that I stored in my mind.

After Columbia University majoring in Fine Art, I stayed in New York and worked at art museums – first at the Hispanic Society, and...

Patience, Paper, Pen, and Brush: Botanical Artwork by Dick Rauh

DATE: September 27, 2014 through January 27, 2015

LOCATION:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery
150 Eastern Parkway
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 623-7200
http://www.bbg.org/discover/gallery

ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, September 28, 2-4 p.m.

Renowned botanical illustrator Dick Rauh, a fellow of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden...

Upcoming Events

September 18, 2014 - 5:00pm - December 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents "Dangerous Beauty: Thorns, Spines and Prickles" from 18 September to 18 December 2014. This exhibition includes artworks and books that depict the formidable and yet beautiful defensive structures of thorns, spines and prickles that have evolved to protect plants from predation. Featured are drawings, watercolors, prints and books displaying thistles, teasels, cacti, roses, berry brambles, stinging nettles and citrus trees.

Join us Thursday, 18 September 2014, 5–7 pm for an opening reception. At 5:30 pm Assistant Curator of Art Carrie Roy will give a short introduction to the...

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