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Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
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Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear

Robert McCracken Peck, Curator of Art and Artifacts, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, will discuss the remarkable life and natural history paintings of children's writer Edward Lear. 

Edward Lear (1812–1888), best known for The Owl and the Pussycat and other nonsense poetry, was also an accomplished painter of birds, mammals, reptiles, and landscapes, and an adventurous world traveler. His paintings of parrots, macaws, toucans, owls, and other birds are among the finest ever published. Robert McCracken Peck will discuss the remarkable life and natural history paintings of this beloved children’s writer, who mysteriously abandoned his scientific work soon after achieving preeminence in the field.

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Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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