Life & Literature Speaker profile: Peggy Macnamara
Peggy Macnamarais an associate of the Field Museum’s zoology department and the museum’s artist in residence for over twenty years. She has traveled with museum scientists to South America and Africa to study and record animal behavior and habitat. She is a professor at the School of the Art Institute where she teaches scientific illustration, drawing and watercolor techniques. In addition to painting, Macnamara is the author of several books including,Painting Wildlife in Watercolor, 2003;Illinois Insects and Spiders, 2005;Architecture by Birds and Insects, 2008; andThe Art of Migration, due in 2012. Macnamara also produced the children’s book,Ten, in conjunction with the nest series, now on display at the Peggy Notebart Museum.