Beatrix Potter Biography

Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children's books, featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which celebrated the British landscape and country life.

Born into a wealthy Unitarian family, Potter, along with her younger brother Walter Bertram, grew up with few friends outside her large extended family. Her parents were artistic, interested in nature and enjoyed the countryside. As children, Beatrix and Bertram had numerous small animals as pets which they observed closely and drew endlessly. Summer holidays were spent away from London, in Scotland and in the English Lake District where Beatrix developed a love of the natural world which was the subject of her painting from an early age.

She was educated by private governesses until she was 18. Her study of languages, literature, science and history was broad and she was an eager student. Her artistic talents were recognized early. She enjoyed private art lessons, and developed her own style, favouring watercolour. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Beatrix Potter
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Illustrator, Author, Writer, Botanist
Date of Birth:
July 28, 1866
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
December 22, 1943
Age at Death:
77
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia
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