The Peaceable Kingdom

Aimee Birnbaum RI


Born in New York City, Aimee trained at the Boston Museum School of Fine Art, later studying at the Camden Institute , Sir John Cass School of Art and Morley College.


Aimee’s love of the human form and of dance are vividly expressed by her almost mystical watercolours of figures picking apples, at sea in magical boats, or tangoing in thirties costumes on a stage. The journalist Ian McKay wrote of Aimee Birnbaum: “Her images emerge from a deep and sustained understanding of human spirit and expression through movement”. Linda Talbot of the Hampstead and Highgate Express commented: “She reflects the ancient's love of dancing, endowing her figures with the timelessness of myth.”


Recent prizes include the National Print Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, the Kew Studio Prize 2001, The St. Cuthberts Mill Award, Royal Watercolour Society C21 Prize 2000, and the Ben Uri Printmaking Prize 1995. In 2007 Aimee was elected a member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.