Anne Ophelia <I>Todd</I> Dowden

Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden

Birth
Denver, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
Death 4 Jan 2007 (aged 99)
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Burial Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Plot Devotion 270
Memorial ID 17402151 · View Source
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Artist-Writer. She was known for painting flowers, herbs and insects in precise anatomical detail and is regarded as America's leading botanical artist. Her work is exhibited at the Smithsonian, New York Public Library, Hunt Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Denver Museum of Art and in European galleries. Author of numerous books her works include "Look at a Flower" (1963), Wild Green Things in the City, A Book of Weeds" (1972) and "The Blossom on the Bough, A Book of Trees" (1975). She also illustrated books written by others such as "Shakespeare's Flowers" by Jessica Kerr (1969) and "Roses" by Louis Untermeyer (1970). Her illustrations have been published in House Beautiful, Life, Natural History and Smithsonian magazines. She taught at Manhattanville College, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pratt Institute and was head of the art department at Cooper Union Advancement of Science and Art in New York City for over 30 years. She has received awards from the American Library Assn. and National Science Teachers Assn. She died of natural causes.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 12 Jan 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 17402151
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden (17 Sep 1907–4 Jan 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17402151, citing Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .