Monday, April 26, 2010

john james audubon

Few painters have garnered the admiration of John James Audubon. Though French by birth, he immigrated to the United States at the tender age of 18 in 1803 and developed a deep and abiding love for this country and it's wildlife. So in honor of Mr. Audubon's 225 birthday, some of my favorite samplings of his work.





6 comments:

  1. I love these old pictures! What a nice way to start the day! Stopped by from SITS!

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  2. They're beautiful. I can't believe 225! And he doesn't look a day over 200.

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  3. I've always admired his work. Lori is right, I can't believe 255. Time flies :-) His work is so beautiful and documented so much.
    Mary

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  4. These remind me of my parents. I remember they had a huge coffee table book of his work when I was little. I loved going through it.

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  5. My Mom had what I called "the big bird book" when I was a kid. Filled with Audubon pictures. I really loved looking at it and your post reminded me of it. So, thanks! :)

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  6. I have that big book of love. His work is so elegant. Not really very useful for birdwatching since it's so heavy but love looking at his renditions of some of my favorite big birds.

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