Tropical Botanic Artists

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Julio Figueroa,born and educated in Havana, Cuba, completed Technical Drawing and Design courses at the School of Technical Drawing and the National School of Design in Havana. He later went on to complete courses in Scientific Illustration. For ten years he was the scientific illustrator at the Faculty of Biology, University of Havana. Following this post, he moved on to Cuba’s National Botanic Garden, where for fifteen years he was the botanical illustrator until he emigrated to the United States.


Since his arrival in 2007, he has exhibited at the 2008 World Orchid Show, and yearly at the Tamiami International Orchid Festival, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Orchid Festival and Mango Festival, and at various other venues. He also serves as a judge in Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Challenge Program. In addition, he has participated in numerous scientific symposia held in various parts of the world, and his illustrations have been published in various scientific and non-scientific books in Cuba, the United States, Germany, Great Britain, and Spain.


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For more information or purchasing artworks

please contact artist Julio J. Figueroa at:


juliojfigueroa@yahoo.com


Paphiopedilum lowii

Watercolor on paper

20 x 16 in

Pouteria sapota

Mamey

Watercolor on paper

20 x 16 in

Theobroma cacao

Pen and ink on paper

12 x 9 in

Cattleya gaskelliana  

Watercolor on paper

12 x 16 in

Mangifera sp. "Butterfly"

Watercolor on paper

12 x 16 in