Margareta Pertl

Botanical Artist
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Über

Margareta Pertl studierte an der Akademie für Bildende Künste in Wien und erhielt dreimal den Fügerpreis für ihre Zeichnungen. Die Royal Horticultural Society, London, zeichnete sie mehrmals für ihre Orchideenaquarelle aus. Seit 1998 illustriert Margareta Pertl Orchideen der Sammlungen der National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, und des Botanischen Gartens der Universität Wien. Ihre Aquarelle von Orchideen sind in privaten und in staatlichen Sammlungen repräsentiert, unter anderem dem Hunt Institute, Pittsburgh. Margareta Pertl lebt und arbeitet in Wien und Dublin.

About

A graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Margareta Pertl was three times awarded the prestigious Füger Prize for fine art drawings. Since 1998 Margareta Pertl illustrates orchids from the collections of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, and the Botanic Gardens of the University of Vienna. Her watercolours of orchids have won several medals from The Royal Horticultural Society of London. Her watercolours are represented in both private and national collections, including the Hunt Institute, Pittsburgh. Margareta Pertl lives in Vienna and Dublin.

Projekte | Current Projects

  • Illustration of Dracocephalum austriacum in cooperation with the Botanic Gardens of the University of Vienna, Austria
  • Illustration of Bulbophyllum, section Lepidorhiza from the collection of the Botanic Gardens of the University of Vienna, Austria
  • Vanilla plants from Madagascar, in cooperation with the Botanic Gardens of the University of Vienna, Austria
  • Research about orchids named after David and Frederic W. Moor - Dublin, The Botanic Gardens Glasnevin

Ausbildung | Education

  • Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria, 1969 – 1978
  • Fine Art Printing, Sculpture and Education, Magister art. 1978
  • Botanical Art Courses with both Wendy Walsh and Susan Sex, The Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin
  • Annie Farrer, Kew Gardens, London

Awards | Honors

  • Fügerpreis 1972, 1975, 1976 Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
  • Silver Medal, 2005, Royal Horticultural Society, London, England
  • Silver Gilt Medal, 2007, BBC Gardener’s World Live, Royal Horticultural Society, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
  • Bronze Medal, 2009, Gardening Scotland, The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Botanical Painting and Illustration Exhibition, Edinburgh, Scotland

Mitgliedschaft | Membership

  • Zoologisch-Botanische Gesellschaft Österreich
  • Irish Orchid Society
  • ISBA Irish Society of Botanical Artists
  • Art Teacher Association, Ireland
  • ASBA American Society of Botanical Artists