Saturday, April 26, 2008

John James Audubon

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1785 John James Audubon, (d. January 27, 1851), artist, naturalist, and journalist, born at Les Cayes in Santo Domingo (now Haiti).

Audubon overcame the loss of two hundred drawings, featuring more than 1,000 subjects, but in 1830 he published his first volume, with 99 birds, life-sized and in colour, and the kings of England and France subscribed. Audubon was made a Fellow of the Natural History Society of Paris.

In 1834, the second volume of American birds was published. He painted 1,165 birds, from the hummingbird to the eagle ...

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