Through their chosen medium–be it visual arts, the written word, or some other form–these artists used their craft to imbue science with their creative vision. Artist depictions of scientific subjects can clarify, as well as intrigue. The work of these artists has accomplished both, serving to keep scientific discovery accessible and engaging for the public.
Margaret Mee, née Brown (1909-1988), was a British contemporary artist considered to be one of the most remarkable women of
Wang Hao-t’ing (using the Chinese naming order with family name first) was a Chinese artist who was commissioned to accompany
Illustrator, conchologist (i.e., one who studies mollusk shells) and museum curator Joyce K. Allan (1896-1966) was the first woman to
Helen Cowen Gunsaulus earned her Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.) at the University of Chicago in 1908. She went on to
Olive Muriel Pink would spent a decade conducting research on the eastern Arrernte of Alice Springs and the Warlpiri of
Preparation of a Queensland groper by Ethel King 1926. In the 1920's a group of women artists, working mostly on
Amanda Almira Newton was a prolific illustrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) who specialized in drawing watercolors of
The Scott sisters were the finest natural history painters in colonial New South Wales (NSW), Australia. In the 1850’s they
John Tyley, watercolor on paper of [Fruit], ca. 1802 John Tyley worked as a botanical illustrator at the historic St.
Illustration of a Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) and a False Coral Snake (Anilius scytale) (1701–1705) by Maria Sibylla Merian, watercolor