American 18-19th Century Wildlife Paintings


(above: John James Audubon, Birds of America, depicting Wild Turkey, 1827-1838. Engraved from painting made by John James Audubon at Beechwoods Plantation, Feliciana Parish (now West Feliciana Parish), Louisiana 1825)



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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:

Abbot, Audubon, Catesby, and Wilson: Naturalists in the South (6/30/07)

"To Follow Nature in Her Walks": The Art and Environmentalism of John James Audubon (6/30/06)

Out of the Wild: John James Audubon's Four-Legged Mammals of North America (9/20/05)

Animals in Bronze: The Michael and Mary Erlanger Collection of Animalier Bronzes from the Georgia Museum of Art and Audubon's Animals: Works from the John James Audubon Museum (4/30/04)

Natural Wonders: Works by John James Audubon from the Stark Museum of Art (9/9/02)

John James Audubon: American Woodsman (8/22/02)

John J. Audubon, article in in Vol. 1, May 1903 issue of The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (1/3/02)

John James and John Woodhouse Audubon: Selected Images of North American Animals from the Collection of the Museum of the Southwest (4/27/01)

John James Audubon in the West: The Last Expedition. Mammals of North America (3/27/01)

The Art of a Naturalist: John James Audubon's "Birds of America" (8/2/00)

John James Audubon in the West: The Last Expedition: Mammals of North America (8/1/00)

John James Audubon in Charleston: The Watercolors for The Birds of America (2/25/00)

Audubon's Quadrupeds (10/16/99)

By Hook, Horse or Hound: Sporting Art at the Shelburne Museum (5/12/99)

Wildflowers of New Mexico: I9th Century Botanical Illustrations by Edward M. Skeats (2/8/99)

Visions of Nature: John James Audubon (1/13/99)


TFAO references:

A 11/29/13 search within TFAO's digital library retrieved:


From other websites:

A Brush with Wildlife: Create a Composition with Carl Rungius and Art Tales: Telling Stories with Wildlife Art from National Museum of Wildlife Art. Accessed August, 2015.


DVD/VHS videos:

Birds of America, The Features the art of John James Audubon. 29 minutes (collection of Joslyn Art Museum)

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