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William Keble Martin
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Rev. William Keble Martin (9 July 1877, Radley - 26 November 1969, Woodbury) was a British botanist and botanical illustrator, known for his Concise...
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Rev. William Keble Martin (9 July 1877, Radley - 26 November 1969, Woodbury) was a British botanist and botanical illustrator, known for his Concise British Flora in Colour.The Concise British Flora was published in May 1965 when the author was 88. The book was the result of sixty years' meticulous fieldwork and exquisite painting skills, and became an immediate best-seller. He completed over 1,400 paintings in colour and many black and white drawings before the book was finally published.Keble Martin was the grandson of Dr George Moberly, headmaster of Winchester and later Bishop of Salisbury. He was also connected to John Keble of the Oxford Movement. His father was appointed as the Rector of Dartington, near Totnes, when William was 14 years old. He was educated at Marlborough, and went up to Christ Church, Oxford in 1896 to read Greek Philosophy and Botany.
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