I didnt hear about the sad news of Elaines death. My
condolenses to her famiy.
Thank you for posting the obituary
--- Geoff Thompson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks Britt,
> That's really a nice obituary for a metropolitan
> newspaper. Of course it
> doesn't capture the Elaine we knew but at least it
> honours her achievement.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Britt Griswold"
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> Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 5:57 AM
> Subject: [SCIART] Washington Post Obituary for
> > Elaine R.S. Hodges; Illustrated Invertebrates for
> > By Matt Schudel
> > Washington Post Staff Writer
> > Friday, July 7, 2006; Page B06
> > Elaine R.S. Hodges, 69, who combined art with
> science in her
> > meticulous drawings of insects and other organisms
> as a scientific
> > illustrator at the National Museum of Natural
> History, died June 27
> > of breast cancer at her home in Eugene, Ore. She
> retired to Oregon 10
> > years ago after 31 years at the Smithsonian
> museum, where she became
> > one of the country's leading figures in her
> exacting field.
> > Mrs. Hodges's illustrations of bees, moths,
> mosquitoes, fleas and
> > other invertebrate animals were seldom seen by the
> vast numbers of
> > visitors at the Smithsonian's museums on the Mall.
> Instead, they
> > appeared primarily in scientific papers and books
> as part of the
> > research of Smithsonian scientists.
> > She was a founder of a professional group, the
> Guild of Natural
> > Science Illustrators, and was the editor of the
> leading book on the
> > topic, the "Guild Handbook of Scientific
> Illustration," first
> > published in 1989 and revised in 2003.
> > "Elaine was one of the absolute masters in the
> field," said Pamela M.
> > Henson, director of institutional history at the
> > Institution Archives.
> > "She wrote the textbook on natural history
> illustration," said Robert
> > K. Robbins, an entomologist at the Natural History
> Museum and Mrs.
> > Hodges's former supervisor. "In that sense, she
> was a world figure."
> > There is 3x more on the web site. You have to
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> > access the content.
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