Collection of Audubon's "Birds of America"

Purchase framed or unframed canvas prints of  John J. Audubon's "Birds of America".

John James Audubon (1785– 1851)  Born April 26, 1785, in Les Cayes, Santo Domingo (now Haiti), the son of Jean Audubon and Jeanne Rabine.  In 1820,  Audubon began thinking about publishing  his own illustrations of birds and began collecting bird specimens and illustrating them.  His only formal painting lessons were in 1822 when he was taught by artist John Stein.  At about this time, he also began working with water colors.  Audubon returned to England in 1826 in an attempt to gain support for his project.  He met  with the London engraving firm, Robert Havell & Son and began his illustrations of American Birds.  His famous ‘Birds of America’  was issued in 87 parts of 5 plates each. By 1838, the collection consisted of 435 colored engravings of 0ver 100 birds of 489 species.

From 1839 to 1843 he published a new reduced size version of “The Birds of America’, as lithographs.  He also produced his ’The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America’ (1845 to 1848).  John Audubon died at  his 35 acre property, Minne’s Land, facing the Hudson River on January 27, 1851.