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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration


The Institute established the International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists from around the world. Collectively, the International series catalogues are the most comprehensive record available of contemporary botanical artists and illustrators with individuals represented now totaling 1,212. For the 16th International a full-color, illustrated catalogue is available in print and as a database. The print version includes reproductions of the artworks and portraits of the artists while the database includes that information as well as biographical data for the artists. The database is searchable by artist name, artwork title (including taxon, medium, support and year of completion), country of residence and exhibition number and year. As information from the printed catalogues is incorporated and updated, the new Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration database will become the most comprehensive and concise record available. To aid in updating the database, we ask that previous International artists send us their current contact information.


Artist name

Names of artists are given surname first but are searchable by first or last name.

Artist portrait

Portraits of the artists are included.

Artist contact information

Current email (with permission) and Web address (if available) for each artist are included.

Artist biographical record

A PDF of the artist's biographical record (as supplied by the artist) can be downloaded.


The current country of residence for each artist is given and is searchable.

International year

International exhibition number and year are given and are searchable.

Image of artwork

Click on thumbnail to see a larger version of the artwork included in the exhibition.

Artwork caption

Includes artwork title as given by the artist, taxonomic information from Hunt Institute in square brackets, year of artwork completion, medium (e.g., gouache, ink, oil, watercolor; printmaking techniques, e.g., engraving, etching, woodcut), support (e.g., paper, illustration board or vellum), size in centimeters and collection status. All but size and collection status are searchable.

Art catalogue link

Artworks in the permanent collection are linked with the accession number to the record in the Catalogue of the Botanical Art Collection at the Hunt Institute database.


Miscellaneous notes about the artwork or a portrait credit are given.


This database was created by Digital Assets Administrator/Archivist J. Dustin Williams, and information has been compiled and input by Assistant Curator of Art Carrie Roy. Graphics Manager Frank A. Reynolds photographed the artwork. We especially thank all of the artists who have participated in the International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration series since 1964.