This site is temporarily not configured for phones. It is more accessible on PCs and Laptops. Apologies for inconvenience

 

John James Audubon

1785-1851 America (French-American)/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-John James Audubon was from Les Cayes, Santo Domingo, in what is now Haiti. He was a naturalist, ornithologist and painter. In 1827, Audubon published his study Birds of America, and it became a considerable success. In addition, he was an eminent illustrator and wrote several books on birds.
He spent his early years in Nantes, France and at the age of eighteen, his father sent him to America to avoid the Napoleonic wars. He changed his name from Jean Jacques to John James in America. He stayed on a farm his father had bought him in Pennsylvania. There he spent his time exploring the local birdlife. After a series of failed business ventures, he earned a living doing short portraits and eventually took painting lessons from Thomas Cole. His wife Lucy mainly supported them at this stage, teaching children. Finally, in 1826, he had trouble publishing his work in Philadelphia and left for England.
Nevertheless, he successfully published Birds of America in London. When he returned to America a few years later, he became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1851, he died in his home in Manhattan, where his son John Woodhouse took over completing his works.

 

Click an Image to Enlarge

plate 1 of birds
of america

plate one of birds of america

White
gyrfalcons

White gyrfalcons


green heron

green heron


american flamingo

american flamingo


american crow

american crow


Virginian Partridge

Virginian Partridge Attacked by a Red-shouldered Hawk


American Stork

American Stork


American Wildcat

American Wildcat


Carolina Parakeets

Carolina Parakeets


Carolina Pigeon

Carolina Pigeon


Black-Tailed Hare

Black-Tailed Hare


Goldon Eagle

Goldon Eagle


Canada Lynx

Canada Lynx


Cygnus Columbianus

Cygnus Columbianus


Woodpecker

Ivory-billed Woodpecker


American Beaver

North American Beaver


Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker


Purple Boots-chwanz

Purple Boots-chwanz


Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse


Passenger Pigeon

The Passenger Pigeon


Sea Eagle

Washington Sea Eagle