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John James Audubon    (American, 1785-1851)

 John James Audubon - Purple Martin (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 25.6 x w: 21.5 in / h: 65 x w: 54.6 cm
John James Audubon
Purple Martin 1827
 
 John James Audubon - White Heron (Mixed Media) h: 25.6 x w: 38 in / h: 65 x w: 96.5 cm
John James Audubon
White Heron 1837
 
 

Biography
1785 Born: in Les Cayes, Santo Domingo (Haiti) on April 26th
1795 - 1796 Audubon was the student of Jacques-Louis David in Paris
1803 Sent to manage Mill Grove in America
1810 Met Alexander Wilson
1819 Jailed briefly for debt
1820 Worked as a taxidermist
1822 Took oil painting lessons from John Stein
1819 - 1826 Earned a living making chalk likenesses
1838 Completed The Birds of America
1831 - 1839 Published his Ornithological Biography in five volumes
1845 - 1848 The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America is printed
1851 Died: in New York, NY on January 27th

Exhibitions
2009 Audubon at Illinois: Selections from the University Library's Birds of America, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, Champaign, IL (solo)
2009 John James Audobon: American Artist and Naturalist, Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI (solo)
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