Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus polyacanthus) by Margaret Neilson Armstrong was created in 1912. The drawing is in Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. The size of the work is 34,8 x 25,2 cm and is made as an watercolor and brown ink over graphite on paper.
About the Artist: American designer, illustrator, and author Margaret Neilson Armstrong was born in New York City. She began her career as a designer in the 1880s, working initially for A.C. McClurg and later for other publishers as well. She designed more than 270 book covers and book bindings, about half of which were for Scribner’s. She worked in the Art Nouveau style and favored plant-related motifs, bold colors, gold stamping, and often slightly asymmetrical designs—an unusual combination that helped to distinguish her among her peers… Read more