Beatrix Potter, Drawn to Nature with Annemarie Bilclough of the Victoria and Albert Museum

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 10:00 a.m. CT

This meeting will be held virtually on zoom. Members will receive the link via email.
Presentation originating in United Kingdom.

Generations of children have been captivated by the exploits of Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin, Peter Rabbit and the host of other characters conjured up by Beatrix Potter. Potter’s books were just one manifestation of her love of nature—she engaged in scientific studies, farming, and land conservation as well.

Starting with Beatrix Potter’s childhood in South Kensington, London, Annemarie Bilclough will talk about how the artist’s exceptional affinity with nature took shape from an early age, before focusing on her long fascination for, and study of mycology.

About the Presenter:

Annemarie Bilclough is the Frederick Warne Curator of Illustration at the V&A. She has worked at the V&A for more than 20 years on a variety of projects from exhibitions on Art Deco and Arts and Crafts to small displays on art inspired by maps and botanical illustration. She curated the newly opened Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature in partnership with the National Trust.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Illinois Mycological Association