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Stones, Elsie Margaret (Margaret) (1920 - )

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Botanical artist
Born: 28 August 1920  Colac, Victoria, Australia

1936 - 1938Studied industrial art on three-year scholarship at Swinburne Technical College, Victoria
1940 - 1941Attended night classes at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School
1942 - 1945Nursed at the Epworth Hospital in Richmond, Victoria
1946First exhibition of botanical art at Georges Gallery in Melbourne
1948 - 1950Joined the University of Melbourne Botany school summer expeditions to the Bogong High Plains, Victoria
1952 - 1981Moved to England and worked independently for the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and other botanical institutions
1956 - 1981Principal contributing artist to Curtis's Botanical Magazine
1957Commissioned by Post Master General's Department in Canberra to prepare a set of floral designs for Australian stamps
1967 - 1978Illustrated The Endemic Flora of Tasmania
1976Veitch Silver Medal received from the Royal Horticultural Society, London
1977Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
1977 - 1987Ten year contract to draw Louisiana Flora
1979Represented in the Flowers in Art from East and West' at the British Museum, London (one of only seven contemporary artists)
1980Principal exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington DC, USA
1985Principal exhibition at the Louisiana State Museum, USA
1986Veitch Gold Medal received from the Royal Horticultural Society, London
1986Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc (Hon)) received from Louisiana State University, USA
1987Eloise Payne Luquer Medal received for special artistic achievement in the field of Botany. Awarded by the Garden Club of America
1988Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
1989Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc (Hon)) received from the University of Melbourne
1991Exhibited 90 drawings of Louisiana Flora at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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