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Lilian Snelling

Botanical illustrator

Died when: 93 years 126 days (1120 months)
Star Sign: Gemini


Lilian Snelling

Lilian Snelling (1879–1972) was "probably the most important British botanical artist of the first half of the 20th century".She was the principal artist and lithographer to Curtis's Botanical Magazine between 1921 and 1952 and "was considered one of the greatest botanical artists of her time" – "her paintings were both detailed and accurate and immensely beautiful".She was appointed MBE in 1954 and was awarded the Victoria Medal in 1955.

The standard author abbreviation Snelling is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.

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