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Shirley Sherwood Collection: Botanical Art Over 30 Years

Shirley Sherwood

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KEW PUBLISHING
12 November 2019
Art & Architecture; Botanical art; Gardens (descriptions, history etc); Trees, wildflowers & plants
This book is a celebration of the Shirley Sherwood Collection of contemporary botanical art, made over a period of 30 years by Dr Shirley Sherwood and considered the most important private collection of its kind in the world. In 2018 the 1000th painting was added to the collection, a pocket handkerchief by Coral Guest.
By:   Shirley Sherwood
Imprint:   KEW PUBLISHING
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 282mm,  Width: 240mm, 
ISBN:   9781842466933
ISBN 10:   1842466933
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   12 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Shirley Sherwood trained as a botanist at The University of Oxford and has travelled the world looking for botanical artists and their work, excited by the expanding field of this old/new discipline. Since 1990 she has built one of the most important private contemporary botanical art collections in the world, comprising over 1,000 works by 303 artists from 36 countries. She was awarded a Veitch Memorial Medal by the RHS in 2004 and in 2012 received an OBE for services to botanical art.

Reviews for Shirley Sherwood Collection: Botanical Art Over 30 Years

A fitting tribute to the extraordinary legacy of this 86-year-old botanist and collector, who has spent three decades amassing more than 1,000 works of contemporary horticultural art from around the world. . . . (A) book that celebrates the marriage of art with science. --Town & Country


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