200 original watercolors of aquatic species by amateur artist Isabel L. Fottler Schubert.
Isabel L. Fottler Schubert (1891-1978) was an amateur watercolorist. In the 1930s she painted a series of over 200 watercolors
of aquatic species, many completed while she lived in Cortez, Florida. She alleged that specimen models for these artworks
were obtained for her by local fishermen. She exhibited her artworks at the 1939 World's Fair in New York, as well as in galleries
in Florida. She sought to have the fish images published, but was not successful. In 1974 she came into contact with Dr.
Carl L. Hubbs of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in San Diego, who encouraged her to donate this collection
of her work to the SIO Library.
2 Linear feet
(1 archives box and 2 flat boxes)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.