The campus community is invited to learn more about the influential, but often-overlooked, medical illustrator Jan Van Rymsdyk at a presentation and exhibit at the Dittrick Medical History Museum. Van Rymsdyk is considered the best anatomical artist of the 18th century whose work led to two pioneering medical treatises.
Lucy Inglis from the Museum of London will discuss the life and legacy of Van Rymsdyk on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Ford Auditorium of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. This lecture—and the companion exhibit—explores his life, work and legacy.
The exhibit, re-created to look like the artist’s studio (with accompanying historical artist’s equipment), will remain on display in the Castele Gallery until April 3.