Watercolour on vellum (52.7 × 73 cm)
Watercolour on vellum (40.3 × 29.2 cm)
Watercolour on vellum (30 × 29.8 cm)
Watercolour on vellum (47 × 57 cm)
Watercolour on vellum (22 × 27 cm)
Original vintage coloured plates
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Born in Scotland in 1932, Rory McEwen was a painter, musician, sculptor and television presenter. By his mid-twenties he was presenting the ground-breaking folk and blues TV programme, Hullaballoo, and was a leading light in the great wave of cultural change sweeping through 1960’s London, counting amongst his friends many of the luminaries of the art, music and performance worlds. From 1964 until his death in 1982 he concentrated on his work as a contemporary artist and sculptor, working in many mediums but most famously creating the exquisite renditions in watercolour on vellum which have earned him the accolade of being the 20th century’s greatest botanical painter.
The Oak Spring Garden Foundation (osgf.org), is an estate of Rachel Lambert Mellon that includes an exquisite garden as well as an exceptional library focused on the history of plant science, plant exploration, and the development of garden and landscape design. Less than one hour west of Dulles International Airport OSGF offers a variety of residential and other classes and courses, as well as internships and residencies in the humanities and sciences.
This painting by Rory McEwen hung in the White House during the 1960's Kennedy administration and will be included in the upcoming tour of Rory's work: 'Rory McEwen: A New Perspective on Nature', which will be travelling to select venues across the USA from September '23. The first of these will be The Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida.
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