by Gertrude Hamilton
unframed: 10 1/8 x 13 1/8 inches (33.3 x 25.7 cm.)
framed: 14 ½ x 17 inches (36.83 x 43.18 cm.)
Gertrude Hamilton was born and educated in Belgium, studied graphic arts in Paris and then at the Arts Student’s League in New York. It was here that her interest in botanical and natural history illustration was piqued. Using antiqued paper the artist deftly combines a variety of historical inspirations with a keen modern sensibility resulting in a unique and refreshed interpretation of a classic genre.
The artist resides in New York for most of the year with annual trips to the south of France in the summertime to renew her vast visual repertoire of flora and fauna. Ms. Hamilton has held several one man shows and her work may be found in many private collections in the United States and abroad.