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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mr. William H. Lizars



Callidryas eubule and Terias mexicana by William H. Lizars, circa 1858

 William H. Lizars (1788-1859) of Edinburgh was an established portrait and genre painter who went to work in the book trade and created plates for “British Butterflies” and J.J. Audubon’s "The Birds of America" Lizars experimented with new techniques and is perhaps best known for his colored insect and bird illustrations on monochromatic habitat backgrounds.
In our series of Drawing on Tradition the students worked in the scientific style of Lizars using ink and a color media – please click here to see some some examples of their work.
Ink and watercolor by Helen Smithwick

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