The Flowering Amazon: the drawings and paintings of Margaret Mee

The Flowering Amazon: the drawings and paintings of Margaret Mee

Wed - 12/06/19

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Drawing Room, 1-27 Rodney Pl, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 1PP, UK

Event Details

Ruth Stiff, Curator of International Exhibitions at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, discusses the life, work and legacy of British botanical artist Margaret Mee.


British artist Margaret Mee (1909-88) began to catalogue and illustrate Amazonian plants and flowers, particularly the orchids, bromeliads, and other epiphytes, in Brazil in 1956. As an intrepid explorer as well as an extraordinary artist, Mee was not content to simply illustrate these plants in a controlled environment. Instead, she preferred to study and paint them in their natural habitats.

Date/Time

Wednesday 12th of June, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Nearest Stations

Underground station Tube: Elephant & Castle Station (7 min walk)

Train station Train: Elephant & Castle (6 min walk)

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