October 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am - April 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
October 9, 2017 to April 1, 2018
Available during Gardens Hours
Included with Admission
Tucson Botanical Gardens is honored to present the work of artist and illustrator Manabu Saito in Porter Hall Gallery. This exhibit features original watercolors and drawings as well as limited edition prints, chosen from a lifetime of influence in the world of Botanical Illustration.
About the Artist:
For more than 50 years, Manabu Saito has traveled the world in his continuing search for botanical beauty. Saito was born in Japan and has spent most of his life in the United States. He was educated at St. Paul’s University in Tokyo and in 1957 received a degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in New York City. He began his botanical career designing for the New York Botanical Garden and flower shows in New York. His botanical illustrations have appeared in Audubon, National Geographic, and numerous other magazines and journals. His work is included in many books, including Wildflowers of North America, A Guide to Field Identification, and A Passion for Plants: Contemporary Botanical Masterworks. His paintings have been exhibited in Botanical Gardens and museums in Sydney, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Stockholm, Cape Town, New York, California, Arizona and New Orleans. He also designed the orchid stamp series for the U.S. Postal Service, which depicts four orchids native to the United States. Mr. Saito is now a full time resident of Tucson, Arizona and continues to paint daily in his studio in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains.