Saturday, September 3, 2011

Women in History Illustrated

MARIA MITCHELL (1818-1889) was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer and astronomy teacher. She discovered a comet known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet" and was the first female member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Women are still outnumbered by men in the sciences (1 in 7 is the latest trustworthy statistic I read) so I wanted to look for an inspiring scientist to draw. This is #4 in my series of women in history, done in pen.

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