Learning from Exhibitions: Spectacular Achievements Audubon's Animals of North America
Johnson, Mark M., Arts & Activities
When one thinks of wildlife art, the name of one artist immediately comes to mind: John James Audubon (1785-1851). For half a century he was America's dominant wildlife artist, and his reputation for scientific accuracy and superb technique are still held in the highest esteem today.
Regardless of the medium--oil, watercolor or print--Audubon created a virtual encyclopedia of birds and animals with such precision and originality that all other wildlife artists, past and present, are judged by his consistently high standards.
Audubon was born in Haiti (then called Saint Domingue) the son of a French father and a French-Creole mother. Following the death of his mother, the young Audubon was taken to France where he was educated and eventually took art classes, and even studied drawing with the famous French …
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Publication information: Article title: Learning from Exhibitions: Spectacular Achievements Audubon's Animals of North America. Contributors: Johnson, Mark M. - Author. Magazine title: Arts & Activities. Volume: 142. Issue: 3 Publication date: November 2007. Page number: 19+. © 2009 Publishers' Development Corporation. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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