Orra White Hitchcock 1796-1863: An Amherst Woman of Art and Science Robert L. Herbert

ISBN: 9780914337232

Published: March 8th 2011

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111 pages


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Orra White Hitchcock 1796-1863: An Amherst Woman of Art and Science  by  Robert L. Herbert

Orra White Hitchcock 1796-1863: An Amherst Woman of Art and Science by Robert L. Herbert
March 8th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 111 pages | ISBN: 9780914337232 | 10.42 Mb

Orra White Hitchcock brings to light the little-known art of one of the Connecticut River Valleys earliest female artists and a leading scientific illustrator of her generation, from her lyrical images of flora, to her massive classroom wall chartsMoreOrra White Hitchcock brings to light the little-known art of one of the Connecticut River Valleys earliest female artists and a leading scientific illustrator of her generation, from her lyrical images of flora, to her massive classroom wall charts and her picturesque lithographs of the Connecticut and Deerfield Rivers.

Robert L. Herbert and Daria DArienzo illuminate Hitchcocks life and art and reveal new discoveries and previously unknown drawings. Additionally, Elizabeth Farnsworth contributes an analysis of Hitchcocks watercolors of flowers and grasses from the vantage point of her own work as a botanical illustrator, while geologist Tekla Harms describes how the artists large classroom drawings supplemented observable phenomena with representations of unseen geological structures crucial to geologic education.

This generously illustrated catalogue, produced in conjunction with an exhibition at Amherst Colleges Mead Art Museum, celebrates the memorable art of a gifted American woman.Catalog complements the exhibit at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts between January 28-May 29, 2011



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