Margaret Mee (b. 1909, Chesham; d. 1988, Seagrave) lived and worked in São Paulo. Graduated from Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts (1950), receiving a national diploma in painting and design. Mee moved to São Paulo in 1952 to teach art at the British School, and made her first expedition to Belém in the Amazon Basin in 1956. Awards include honorary citizenship of Rio de Janeiro (1975); MBE for services to Brazilian botany (1976); the Brazilian Order of Cruzeiro do Sul (1979); and Fellowship of the Linnean Society (1986). Her work is held in the collections of Kew Gardens, London; the Instituto de Botanica de Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC.
Last updated: 21.03.2019