Henri Fantin-Latour

Flower Painter Today is the birthday of the botanical painter Henri Fantin-Latour (Fahn-tahn Lah-tur”). It’s kind of humorous to me that we end up discussing Henri Fantin-LaTour today – right after Pierre Joseph Redoute – because Henri painted flowers as well. But, unlike Pierre Joseph Redoute, Henri got so sick of painting flowers that he…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the Father of Paleobotany and the botanical illustrator honored by King Charles X. We’ll learn about the botanical painter who got sick of painting flowers (he’d painted 800 of them) and the botanical illustrator who worked for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine and Kew Gardens. Today’s Unearthed Words feature the hidden (and often unappreciated)…

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