Hamamelis × intermedia 'Arnold's Promise'

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Hamamelis × intermedia 'Arnold's Promise'


Rauh, Dick


20 x 27 1/2 inches (image)
29 x 36 inches (framed)



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Dick Rauh came to botanical painting in retirement, after a career in Motion Picture Special Effects. In the 1980s he completed a certificate program in Botanical Art at the New York Botanical Garden and started illustration work for a number of scientists.
This led him to pursue a graduate program in Plant Sciences at the City University of New York, ending up with a doctorate in 2001. His illustration of Carol Levine's "Guide to Wildflowers in Winter" sparked an interest in the dry fruits and other remnants of out of season natives. He paints enlarged versions to better show their beauty and architecture. These paintings won a Gold Medal in the January 2006 Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show in London, where he also gained a Best in Show. Two of the paintings have recently been included in the Hunt Collection at Carnegie-Mellon University. Others are in the collections of the New York State Museum and the Lindley Library in London.
As a member of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium he has been drawing a number of the specimen trees on their grounds as well as in their Bonsai collection. He teaches at the New York Botanical Gardens, and at workshops throughout the country. He has been on the board of ASBA for a number of years, and has been past president of the GNSI.


Watercolor on paper

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Signed and titled, lower right


Dick Rauh


Rauh, Dick, “Hamamelis × intermedia 'Arnold's Promise' ,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed August 14, 2022,

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