Booth, Raymond (1929-2015)

In the summer of 2016 the esteemed London art gallery, The Fine Art Society held a memorial exhibition in honour of the late artist and plantsman, Raymond Booth. An intensely private man, Raymond Booth was immersed in his own world of poetry, plant cultivation, and the natural history of the few square miles around Adel Woods on the outskirts of his native Leeds. His relationship with the gallery lasted for over 50 years and in this time he produced a plethora of works, which now belong to both public and private collections the world over. Predominantly a self-taught painter and draughtsman, Booth honed his abilities whilst recuperating in a sanatorium after contracting Tuberculosis in his youth. It is here in his enforced leisure that he developed his skill for botanical studies and he began to submit work for exhibitions. A fusion of technical skill and a keen eye, with a deep passion for nature and solitude, Booth’s genius rested in the intimate relationship that existed between himself and his subjects. Bridgeman represents the Estate of Raymond Booth for the administration of Copyright and we hold a fine collection of his images available for licensing.

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