Curator-led Exhibit Tour
Sympathetic Detail: R.F. Deckert and the Art of Natural History Illustration
Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 PM
- Visual Arts
- Museums & Collections
- Lecture, presentation, reading, or discussion
- MSU Community
- Children or Youth
- General Public
Join us for an exhibit tour of, "Sympathetic Detail: R.F. Deckert and the Art of Natural History Illustration," with Curator of History Shirley Wajda.
"Sympathetic Detail:R. F. Deckert and the Art of Natural History Illustration"
Through November 22, 2017
For centuries, artists illustrated what scientists discovered, collected, and classified. This exhibition features the watercolor paintings of artist Richard F. Deckert (1878-1971). Deckert spent his adult life exploring the natural world, collecting and researching animals, particularly reptiles and amphibians, for museums, universities, and scholars. His sympathetic portraits of these animals, technically correct to the finest detail, illuminate a fascinating chapter in natural history illustration.
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