Two Barn Owls on a Pine Branch.

[c. 1930].

Price: $3,000.00

About the item

Watercolor and pencil heightened with white, signed “K. Nixon”. Matted and framed. 1 vols. Image 10-1/2 x 12-3/4 inches. Matted and framed.

Item #13209

Nixon was a talented British animal illustrator noted for an orientalist approach and sharp clarity to the subject, reminiscent of Japanese woodblock prints. She lived in India for 25 years, where she illustrated for The Time of India Press, designed 30 nature posters for the Indian State Railways, painted horse portraits and a mural of wild ducks for the Bombay Natural History Museum. After returning to England, she wrote and illustrated numerous children’s animal stories and painted animal portraits. She was the recipient of many awards and medals and made an ‘academic of Italy with Gold Medal’ in 1980.