Albert Robert Valentien

Albert Robert Valentien (1862–1925) was an American painter, botanical artist, and ceramic artist. He is best known for his action as the chief ceramics decorator at Rookwood Pottery, and for his watercolor paintings of botanical subjects. In 1908, he in style a commission from philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps to illustrate the botanical diversity of California. Over the next-door ten years, he produced nearly 1200 watercolor "plant portraits" of original California wildflowers, grasses, ferns, and trees.

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