Anne Worsham Richardson | SC Hall of Fame

Known as the “Charleston Bird Lady,” Anne Worsham Richardson (1919-2012), renowned wildlife artist, was sometimes dubbed the Audubon of her time. No other South Carolinian has done more to portray the avian wildlife of the Palmetto State than this Charleston artist, whose wildlife paintings hang in galleries around the world. She is South Carolina’s official painter of the State Bird, the Carolina Wren, and State Flower, Yellow Jessamine. With her husband, Richardson operated a bird sanctuary rehabilitating injured birds at their James Island home. Always willing to share her love and knowledge of birds, she welcomed myriad visitors and schoolchildren to visit the sanctuary.