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John James Audubon

(American, 1785–1851)

long haired squirrel by john james audubon

John James Audubon

Long Haired Squirrel, ca. 1841

Biography

Timeline

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 - 1826
Earned a living making chalk likenesses
1819
Jailed briefly for debt
1820
Worked as a taxidermist
1822
Took oil painting lessons from John Stein
1831 - 1839
Published his Ornithological Biography in five volumes
1838
Completed The Birds of America

Exhibitions

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