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"Perkin's Mauve" by Zoe Persico

Zoe Persico

"Perkin's Mauve" by Zoe Persico

$ 45.00

Color Anthropology
– How Color Shaped the World –

Color Anthropology features sixty international illustrators and designers who, through their prints and originals, have provided a snapshot into the history, significance, and prominence of some of their favorite colors from throughout the ages. From Egyptian Blue to Millenial Pink, Ancient to Contemporary, each color has stories we can't even begin to imagine. The Color Anthropology Exhibition is on display March 21st - May 20th, 2017.

You can view the gallery and archive of artwork here.


Zoe Persico

Perkin's Mauve
Color: Mauve / #E0B0FF
Giclee Print
12" x 16"

About this piece: 

Mauve (named after the French flower mallow) is a very rare color found in nature, but was accidentally created as the first synthetic dye known as Mauvine by a young scientist by the name of William Henry Perkins. Originally aiming to create quinine (a drug to help treat malaria), the discovery of Mauvine resulted in Perkins opening up his own dyeworks focusing on synthetic dyes and revolutionized not only how fabrics were created for clothing and fashion, but also the study of industrial chemistry. The Perkin Medal is the highest honor in this field in America and was created to celebrate the discovery of this synthetic dye in 1906.

About this artist:

Zoe Persico is an illustrator with a focus on children's illustration and has a love for everything cute, colorful, full of whimsy. Born and bred in the Midwest, she currently resides in rainy Western Washington.


Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:
All prints are made per order on archival, premium matte paper with archival inks. Prints will be individually wrapped in a poly bag and shipped in a rigid cardboard tube within one week of your purchase. For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 10 days of purchase, while international shipping will vary. **We are a small team and are only able to fill orders on Wednesdays and Fridays. As soon as your package has filled, you will receive an email confirmation and tracking number. There may be short processing period between packaging and shipping. We are not responsible for stolen, damaged, or unclaimed packages.

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