Jump to main content

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Out-of-Print Publications

Botanicals: Environmental Expressions in Art, the Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection (Out of Print)

By James J. White and Lugene B. Bruno with essays by Isaac M. Sutton, Susan Frei Nathan and Alice Marcus Krieg. 2009. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and The Isaac C. M. Sutton 1999 Investment Trust. 133 pp.; 54 color figs.; 8 x 10"; 2 lbs. Pictorial stiff paper cover. ISBN 978-0-913196-83-0. (Please note that this is the correct ISBN for this catalogue.)

This fully illustrated exhibition catalogue represented one of the finest private collections of contemporary botanical art in America. These 54 artworks were expressions of the purely aesthetic forms found in nature and a reminder that we are stewards of our natural resources for future generations.

The catalogue included 54 artworks by 40 artists from Australia, Belgium, Cuba, England, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, Scotland, South Africa and the United States. The artists were Beverly Allen, Timothy Angell, Anita Barley, Leslie Berge, Susannah Blaxill, Svetlana Boucher, Beverly Duncan, Jean Emmons, Damodar Lal Gurjar, Regine Hagedorn, Celia Hegedüs, Kyoto Katayama, Martha Kemp, Karen Kluglein, Katie Lee, Angela Lober, David Mackay, Fiona McGlynn, Elaine Musgrave, Kate Nessler, Patricia Newman, Susan Ogilvy, Hillary Landemare Parker, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Rachel Pedder-Smith, Rodella Purves, Kelly Leahy Radding, Celia Rosser, Adèle Rossetti Morosoni, James Sain, Lizzie Sanders, Muriel Sandler, Hiroe Sasaki, Alan Singer, Peta Stockton, Jessica Tcherepnine, Vicki Thomas, Bronwyn Van de Graaff, Catherine Watters and Carol Woodin.

Beginning with a preface by James J. White (Hunt Institute Curator of Art, 1982–2010), the catalogue also included the following essays: “A passion for nature and collecting” by Isaac M. Sutton; “Overview of a collection” by Susan Frei Nathan of Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper; and “Integrating the garden and art collections” by Alice Marcus Krieg of Groundworks Inc. Hunt Institute then-Assistant Curator of Art Lugene B. Bruno designed the catalogue. Hunt Institute Graphics Manager Frank A. Reynolds did the reproduction photography with the Nikon D1X and the Sony A900 digital cameras. The catalogue was printed with soy ink on mixed sources paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.