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Hello,
I was told by James White of the Hunt Institute of Botanical  
Documentation that she quit making botanical art because she had  
shipped a group of paintings off to be published and they never  
arrived.  She quit painting for awhile and then took up abstract  
painting.
Marilyn Garber
On Aug 23, 2010, at 7:37 PM, Jane K Neroni wrote:

> Hi Kathleen,
> I vividly remember finding her book, twenty years ago, for $15 in  
> the cookbook section of the College Hill Book Store in Providence,  
> RI.  I have treasured it ever since and use it every time I teach.   
> Not only are her watercolors superb (although I think she does use  
> some gouache) but her designs are a marvel. She was born in 1933 and  
> is still with us. I checked with amazon.com and they actually have  
> used copies for under 10 dollars so if you have wanted a copy now  
> might be a good time.
> Jane
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kathleen Garness" <[log in to unmask] 
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> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 7:39 PM
> Subject: [SCIART] Marilena Pistoia
>
>
>> Hi; my dear friend dug out a copy of Marilena Pistoia's masterwork  
>> of illustrations of fruits and vegetables so that we could look  
>> through  it and just marvel for a while. So inspiring! (and a bit  
>> daunting,  thinking about it as a standard of natural history  
>> illustration  excellence ; ))
>>
>> Does anyone know anything about her? Is she still alive/actively  
>> painting? What media did she use?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Kathy G
>>
>>
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