De la ilustración científica como forma superior de arte
Orra blanca Hitchcock (8 marzo 1796 a 26 mayo 1863) ha sido una de las primeras mujeres americanas dedicadas a la ilustración botánica y científica, más conocida por ilustrar los trabajos científicos de su marido, el geólogo Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864), pero también notable por su propio trabajo artístico y científico. Traducido de Wikipedia.
Orra White Hitchcock (March 8, 1796 – May 26, 1863) was one of America’s earliest women botanical and scientific illustrators and artists, best known for illustrating the scientific works of her husband, geologist Edward Hitchcock (1793–1864), but also notable for her own artistic and scientific work. Wikipedia
Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864) was the first state geologist of Massachusetts and the third President of Amherst College, but these are just two of his many accomplishments. Edward Hitchcock was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts on May 24, 1793. He was educated at Deerfield Academy and earned his MA from Yale College. In 1821 he married Orra White who was a teacher at Deerfield Academy and shared Edward’s passion for investigating the natural world. The pair would go on to produce dozens of books and articles that joined Edward’s scholarship with Orra’s artwork. Amherst College/ Edward and Orra Hitchcock
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