Obi Kaufmann (The State of Water) at Belvedere Tiburon Library

Tuesday Dec 10 2019   6:00 PM
Belvedere Tiburon Library  1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann is an American naturalist, writer, and illustrator. He is the author of The California Field Atlas, a Guide to the State’s Ecology and Geography, and The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource. His books feature hundreds of Obi’s watercolor paintings of maps, wildlife, and other aspects of nature.

This exhibit will include original artworks from his books and website.

An artist’s reception will be held on Tuesday, December 10, at 6pm, right before his talk about The State of Water.

The exhibit runs from December 10 through January 18 and can be seen during library open hours when the room is not in use.

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Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is