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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

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery
150 Eastern Parkway
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 623-7200

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

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

Upcoming Events

January 20, 2015 (All day) - March 28, 2015 (All day)

Scientific Illustration Distance Learning Program

The new Scientific Illustration Distance Program allows students to study scientific illustration wherever they are, and runs year-round. A new 10-week session (Session I) begins January 20, 2015.

For more information, or to register, contact Gretchen Halpert at

Examples of student work from this program:

Session I. Graphite drawing of Turkey tail fungus (Trametes sp) and wild turkey feather (Mellagris gallopavo) ©Edna Greig
Session I: Graphite (assignment:...

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