We have been so fortunate to have George Olson’s watercolors at the Center for the Arts.  He is a regional artist whose works have had worldwide recognition. George Olson’s works are in the collections of six British institutions including London’s British Museum (Natural History), where he had a solo show “Plant Studies from the American Prairies.” In the U.S., his works are in more than 20 public collections including the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.

For more information on George Olson, read this wonderful article by Diane Rose, written about him as the recipient of the ASBA (American Society of Botanical Artists) Diane Boucher Artists Award for Excellence in Botanical Art www.ASBA-Art.org/article/George-Olson.  It ends with “What Audubon did for birds, George does for plants.”