About The Artist

Art by William CurtisWilliam Curtis, 1746-1799. Curtis was born in Alton, Hampton in England. He was one of Britain’s best known horticulturists. He was an apothecary. His business proved successful, and he sold it, enabling him to devote his time to the study of plants. Curtis collected more than 6,000 species of plants from around the world and grew them in his garden.

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