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About Francesca Anderson

Francesca Anderson is a botanical artist who specializes in natural history drawings in pen and ink. Her illustrations have been featured in prominent scientific publications, field guides, as well as books and magazine articles on contemporary botanical art.

Francesca Anderson's artwork has been exhibited internationally in museums in Sweden, Scotland, London, South Africa, Australia, Berlin, and Japan. Selected one-woman shows include the National Wildlife Federation, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Wave Hill, the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the United States National Arboretum, the American Horticultural Society, and the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Francesca Anderson's drawings are in public and private collections in the United States and abroad, including the Denver Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the Lindley Library of the Royal Horticultural Society, the National Gallery of Modern Art in Scotland, and the Shirley Sherwood Collection in London. Her commissions include the drawings for the Orchid Room at the '21' Club in New York City.

Francesca is a Fellow of The Linnean Society of London and the International Dendrology Society of the United Kingdom. She was a trustee of Brooklyn Botanic Garden for many years, founder and president of The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society, and recipient of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Forsythia Award. She is a former board member and "2009 Artist of the Year" of the American Society of Botanical Artists.


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