Friday, 9 May 2014


Phyllostachys virdis by Ann Schweizer
Shirley Sherwood Collection
It is with deep sadness that we note the death of one of our illustrious members - Ann Schweizer - who passed away a few days ago.

Ann obtained a degree in Art and English from Rhodes University, studied Practical Fine Art with Maurice van Essche in Cape Town and then achieved a degree in Archaeology from UCT. She was the resident artist for the South African Museum of Natural History for many years. Ann exhibited in every Kirstenbosch Biennale where she was awarded three gold medals and one silver. Her work has been exhibited in the Smithsonian in Washington DC, Tryon Gallery, London and Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK. Some of her paintings are housed in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew. She has work in Shirley Sherwood's books A New Flowering, Treasures of Botanical Art and The Art of Plant Evolution.

Rest in peace Ann.

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