Geraldine O'Brien (27 February 1922-3 July 2014), was an Irish botanical illustrator. Born Geraldine Mary O'Brien on 27 February 1922, she had parents Donough Richard O'Brien and Cicely Maud Carus-Wilson a distinguished artist.
Geraldine was educated in Dublin where she won prizes in the international competitions of the Royal Drawing Society (London). At 17 she spent a year in West Cornwall with Stanhope Alexander Forbes and at 18 she took part in her first exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy.
It became difficult to study internationally with the outbreak of the Second World War. However O'Brien took the opportunity to use her skills for the war effort and turned
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