FOR THE BEAUTY OF BIRDS
John James Audubon (born April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his studies of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America , is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.
the elegant stroke
Audubon's goal was to create naturalness in the drawing of birds and other animals. As if the observers were watching them in the wild.
Birds of Prey,
The Iceland Falcon
"I sat up nearly the whole of the night, to sketch them in outline. The next day it rained for hours, and the water fell on my paper and colours..." JJA