Rory McEwen: The Colours of Reality

Author: 
Martyn Rix (editor)
Publisher: 
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (distributed by the University of Chicago Press)
Publication Date: 
2013
ISBN: 
978-1-842-46466-3

Paper, 224 pp., $42.00.

Rory McEwen (1932—82) grew up in Scotland with a love of traditions. He became a legend for his performance of folk songs. The authors, family, and friends have created a profile of a remarkable, warm-hearted artist who left this world too early. In this book his legacy of botanical paintings is displayed in a remarkable presentation. Vegetation and animal life are portrayed realistically, often withered and on vellum to express age. His style influenced that of others. The book contains extensive notes on his paintings, a list of exhibitions of his works, and a bibliography for those who want to know more about this gifted artist.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
15
Number: 
5