BIOGRAPHY

Anita Walsmit Sachs


Anita  was born in The Hague, the Netherlands, where she still lives, holding the prestigeous position of head of the Art department and scientific illustrator till 2013 of the Nationaal Herbarium Nederland, part of the University of Leiden, now Museum NATURALIS.

As part of her job, she organises exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad, France and Belgium and the United Kingdom. Her work is held in, many private collections including the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation, and the New York State Museum, Albany USA.

Working in watercolour, oil, pen and ink. She is also tutor on the distance learning program of the Society of Botanical Artists in England.

Recently she founded the "Dutch Society of Botanical Artists".

Anita says that nature forms her source of inspiration, she has a great love for detail, expression of texture and symbolism.


Anita Walsmit Sachs
Anita Walsmit Sachs-Jansen’s work has been selected for inclusion in The Highgrove Florilegium. This is presently being created under the umbrella of The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation and will celebrate and record in a permanent way the Flora in the garden at Highgrove.


In 2007/2008 Anita orginised workshops in several Dutch musea; Teylers Museum in Haarlem,Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal in Leiden, Museum het Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam.

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MEMBERSHIPS and awards.

*LINNEAN SOCIETY, LONDEN,

SOCIETY OF BOTANICAL ARTISTS, UNITED KINGDOM

*Certifical of Botanical Merit, Margaret Granger Memorial Award

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF BOTANICAL ARTISTS

*Award for scientific botanical illustrator

Royal Horticultural Society U.K. Gold Medals

*Margareth Flockton Award 2012,

2e price, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia


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NEWS


HORTUS ATELIER by Anita Walsmit Sachs offers a 5 days course botanical drawing and painting 2015 in co-operation with Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Click here to read the flyer.




For courses; Please have a look on the Dutch site under ‘CURSUSSEN’


FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH JANUARY 2013

ArtPlantae Today www.artplantae.com


Flyer the Highgrove Florilegium 12/06 2009: click here.


Prins Charles Anita Walsmit Sachs

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ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE (PORTFOLIO) YOU WILL SEE A NUMBER OF PAINTINGS , SHE PRODUCED ON PAPER OR VELLUM.


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Do you want to read more about Anita Walsmit Sachs?

-Click here to read the article 'Botany from a Different Angle' by Jenny Kartawinata written for the American Society of Botanical Artists Journal, 2013

-Click here to read the article in Russulales-2010 Scripta Botanica Belgica
51: 185-195 (2013) 
-Click here to read the article written for ASBA, the American Society of Botanical Artists.
- Click here to read the article in the “Botanical Artist “ December 2012
‘No really, that ‘s how I do it’.
-Click
here to read the article in the  "BOTANICAL ARTIST" 2010 Awards, Highlight, Talent Experience and Dedication
-Click here to read the article "Conversations wih our our Artists" ASBA volume 3 september 2009

Cursus botanisch tekenen

photo of the class

 
Anita Walsmit Sachs

ANITA WALSMIT SACHS botanical artist

 
Anita Walsmit Sachs botanical artist Botanisch kunstenaar