I have a new page about a twentieth century botanical artist of international renown who wasn't interested in exhibitions or what other people were doing. He was totally absorbed by his own work and growing his plants so he could paint them
Raymond Booth died in July 2015. At the time I don't think I'd appreciated quite how "collectable" he was - or how unique his approach to botanical art was.
About Raymond Booth is a new page in the 20th century Botanical Artists section of my website. he joins the other pages about:
The Fine Art Society represented him for over 50 years prior to his death and he had eight solo exhibitions in his lifetime and three since - and I'm only kicking myself that I didn't realise that two of them were held this year!
For those starting out, it's well worth while taking a look at his work:
There's a wonderful comment by Shirley in her entry about him in 'Contemporary Botanical Artists' to the effect that she was very surprised that she was queuing on a chilly pavement at 7.30am in the morning - and was 16th in the queue to get in and buy a painting!
Note: This page came about because I met up with Shirley Sherwood to discuss my blog post about the British Botanical Artists exhibition and I was updating that post as a result of her very helpful comments when I got to Raymond - and it occurred to me to create a page for him - as an exemplar of the notion that not all botanical art needs to be watercolour!
For fans of botanical art history - I am pleased to present a wonderful opportunity for some leisurely browsing on a Sunday morning!
Sotheby's have an upcoming auction of the Botanical Library of D. F. Allen in New York. Prior to the auction they are showcasing three centuries of the finest illustrated botanical books in their auction house and online (via the catalogue and lots) prior to the auction on Thursday next week.
Auction: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen
Auctioneers/Venue: Sotheby's New York, 1334 York Avenue, New York 10021 USA
Date: 26 October starting at 10am EDT
Exhibition: 21st October - 25th October 2017
You can view the exhibition of the books at Sotheby's New York between now and Thursday. It's the very first time the books have been seen outside the Pacific northwest. The exhibition hours are
Alternatively you can browse online either via the Lots or the online catalogue.
Or you can download the catalogue as a pdf file.
You can see a couple of examples of double page spreads within the catalogue below.
Enjoy your browsing!
This is about the artists awarded Certificates of Botanical Merit and is the second of three posts about the annual exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists in London. This one
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