A graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, acclaimed artist and illustrator Victor Perard emigrated to the United States in the 1930s and taught at New York City's Cooper Union for twenty years. His popular series of art instructional books covers the essentials on drawing — and his illuminating advice continues to help students and teachers today. In this illustrated guide to drawing Mother Nature's most beautiful flowers, Perard plants seeds of inspiration for artists of every ability. Dozens of black-and-white images highlight various techniques, as he shows how the variety of lines can add texture, light or movement to garden favorites. There are violets, daisies, and daffodils abloom, plus chrysanthemums, lilacs, lilies, and more. With a natural affinity for flowers of every kind, Perard reveals the rewards of this artistic effort — developing a sense of composition and an eye for balance in design. Includes a list of state flowers.