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Peggy Macnamara


Peggy Macnamara is the Artist-in-Residence at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History and is an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Macnamara has traveled with Field Museum scientists all over the world to paint nature and illustrate conservation efforts. She has published 5 books in collaboration with museum scientists through University of Chicago Press. In addition Macnamara has created 2 children books(one with Northwestern University Press) and a coloring book. Later in 2021, a book is to due to be published about conservation effort to save Underwater Sea life.  

Having been associated with the Field Museum for more than thirty years and a regular visiting painter at museums across across North America and Europe for fifteen years, Macnamara has also produced a series of classical drawings as well as paintings that bring together museum architecture, natural scenes, and cultural artifacts. 


A large collection of Macnamara's Original Watercolor Paintings are on permanent display at the Field Museum.    Please go to to view Macnamara's vast Array of Art Collections, read current articles about her talent as an artist, learn about upcoming events, publications and more information.   



Peggy Macnamara's shares many of her drawing talents on her Youtube channel


Peggy Macnamara Watercolors - YouTube

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Also, be sure to check out the Field Museum's Vimeo Channel entitled , "Peggy Draws":



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