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Margaret Mee

(1909 - 1988)

Margaret Mee was a petite English lady and botanical artist who produced hundreds of botanical paintings as a result of her exploration of the flora of Brazil, along the River Amazon and in the Amazon rainforest. She follows in the traditions of the great lady botanical artist explorers! In 1952, age 42 she left England to go and live in the Amazon. Age 47 she started to explore the Amazon where she studied and painted the plants and flowers of the Amazon rainforest for the next 30 years. She also found and recorded new plants which are now named after her.

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