Linda Fairfield Stechesen: The Garden
- Dates:February 17, 2018 - June 24, 2018 ( Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
- Location:Winnipeg Art Gallery
- Times:Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Address: 300 Memorial Blvd. Winnipeg , MB
- Phone: (204) 786-6641
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- Region: Winnipeg
In 2017, the Winnipeg Art Gallery received a collection of 233 botanical illustrations by the Manitoba artist and naturalist Linda Fairfield Stechesen (1939-2017). This exhibition brings together a sampling of more than 50 of those illustrations, executed between the late 1970s and early 2000s along with 9 herbarium specimens on loan from the University of Manitoba Vascular Plant Herbarium.
Fairfield Stechesen’s artistic project, which she referred to as “The Garden,” are a testament to the Portage la Prairie-raised artist’s passion for and knowledge of the flora of this province. Every specimen she turned her eyes to received equal attention and illustrative care. Fairfield Stechesen was methodical in her process, working carefully to accurately and aesthetically depict specimens from life. Moreover, the collection is a tribute to the diverse regions of Manitoba that Fairfield Stechesen pursued her passion of searching and recording the plant life of the province, from the Delta Marsh to Churchill.
Image: Linda Fairfield Stechesen, Cypripeduim reginae (Showy Lady Slipper), 1990. graphite and watercolour on paper. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Gift of the Stechesen family, 2017-860