Merrilees, Rebecca A. Boyer
7-3/4 “ x 11-3/4” unframed 17-1/2” x 21-1/2” framed
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Merrilees has been a successful illustrator of botanical subjects for magazines and textbooks, and is known for her watercolors. She is the daughter of artist Ralph Boyer. Merrilees was a pioneer in commercial art, and she was the first woman to illustrate the cover of Reader’s Digest, in 1961. Her contributions to the natural sciences, to education, and to the fine arts are many and lasting. Merrilees died in November, 2012, at the age of 90, a few months after a 75-year retrospective of her work – her first solo show. Rebecca Merrilees was educated at The American School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Skowhegan School of Painting. She was a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Her work can be seen at the The Waskowmium in Burlington, Vermont, and in Northfield, Vermont, at the Brown Public Library and Norwich University.
casein on paper
Merrilees, Rebecca A. Boyer, “Ovals,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed May 14, 2021, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/1618.