Mary Vaux Walcott

Mary Walcott

Mary Walcott's beautiful and accurate drawings of wild flowers are a delightful combination of art and science. Walcott published a five-volume set of her drawings of North American wild flowers, between 1925 and 1928, with proceeds going to the Smithsonian's endowment. Walcott's work was instrumental in the development of a new technique for printing which came to be known as the Smithsonian Process. Learn more about Mary Walcott from Smithsonian historian, Pamela M. Henson, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum's artist profile