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The Enduring Power of Beatrix Potter’s Art

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 7:00 PM
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Beatrix Potter. Wooded farmland landscape. Watercolor, pen and ink.

Beatrix Potter is best known for her children’s book characters such as Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, and Jemima Puddleduck, which were written over 100 years ago. Her popularity has endured because her books convey universal themes – family, friendship, mischief, conflict and rescue. In this PowerPoint illustrated talk, Karen Lightner will show early influences on Potter, many of her drawings and watercolors, and how Potter’s work influenced three modern children’s book author/illustrators. This talk was originally prepared for the 2016 Beatrix Potter International Study Conference, which celebrated the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth.


Karen Lightner retired from the Free Library of Philadelphia in 2018 after a 35-year career mostly in Special Collections and the Art Department. She worked in the Rare Book Department for 16 years and served as the Curator of the extensive Beatrix Potter Collection. Karen has lived in Mt. Airy since 1988 and joined NVN in 2018. She is active in a neighborly group and serves on the Marketing and Public Relations committee.


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Everyone welcome.   Free.  Registration required for Zoom link.

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