Helen Beatrix Potter(1866 - 1943) was awell known English author, environmentalist, mycologist, and illustrator. She was educated at home by a governess and from childhood developed an interest in painting and sketching. She loved animals and was fond of keeping pets, some of whom later emerged as major characters in her stories. Her best - known work is The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
A well known English author and illustrator of children's books, Potter's famous stories gave her much fame. Her work was marked by humor, awareness of physical danger and Jane Austin-like social observation.