MARIAN ELLIS ROWAN
17 August 2021 - 30 September 2021
Undertaking a successful career Marian Ellis Rowan ultimately a painter and naturalist, was initially inspired by the gardens of her youth at Mount Macedon and family connections to government botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, Rowan became a celebrated artist frequently depicting wildflowers and birdlife.
Travelling extensively, she recorded numerous botanical species in Australia; New Zealand; the United Kingdom; the United States of America and Papua and New Guinea. She won numerous awards for her paintings which are characterised by both a detailed accuracy and compositional charm with touches of dramatic interest such as the inclusion of insects.
This exhibition celebrates a collection of delicately detailed flora and fauna works on paper.
View the fully illustrated colour images with essay as a flipbook here
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