John James Audubon (1785-1851) is one of the most enduring figures in American Art, the conservation of nature and the study of birds.
This exhibition will give visitors the rare opportunity to view an extensive collection of the original “double-elephant” prints from The Birds of America, the work that made Audubon famous. Produced from 1826 to 1838, the images revolutionized our view of birds and nature. The exhibition will trace Audubon’s remarkable life and place his work in context with examples of earlier bird illustrations, works by his contemporaries and the continuation of our fascination with birds up to the present day.
Some 35 of Audubon’s works and those by about 70 other artists, from before and after his time, are shown in this beautifully organized exhibit showing how bird art evolved from the 1500s to the present day and illustrates Audubon’s unique genius. The exhibit includes bird woodcuts, etchings and paintings by various artists from the Renaissance to the present. Exhibit sponsored by Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores.