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. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American 18-19th Century Wildlife Paintings." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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Also see "Birds in American Art"


(above:  Edward Hicks, Peaceable Kingdom of the Branch, c. 1826 -1830, oil on canvas, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


16 Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

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)


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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