John James Audubon

(American, 1785–1851)

purple martin by john james audubon

John James Audubon

Purple Martin, 1827

14,000 USD

white heron by john james audubon

John James Audubon

White Heron, 1837

Price on Request

Biography

Timeline

1785
Born in Les Cayes, Santo Domingo (Haiti) on April 26
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)