2019 Audubon's Watercolors Wall Calendar

About the Artist

John James Audubon (1785–1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter known for his expansive studies to document and illustrate all types of American birds. His major work, a colorplate book titled Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Accustomed to seeing specimens shown simply, against a blank background, some naturalists objected to Audubon's use of dramatic poses and settings. Yet his attempt to position birds as he thought they moved in the wild, using wire armatures to support the freshly killed subjects, was truly revolutionary. Today the Birds of America engravings, and the brilliant watercolors upon which they are based, are admired not only for their ornithological exactness, but also for their vitality and keen sense of design.

2019 Audubon's Watercolors Wall Calendar

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Exquisitely detailed and gorgeously colored, with species masterfully depicted in their natural habitats, this 2019 Audubon wall calendar features 13 elegant works that will inspire art lovers and bird watchers alike. In preparation for his landmark masterpiece, The Birds of America (1827–1838), naturalist and painter John James Audubon executed a series of more than 435 dazzling watercolor paintings of life-size birds based on his direct observations in the wild. While these would eventually be the models for the world-famous prints, the original watercolors, many of which are very different from the engravings, are less widely known. They are the jewel in the crown of the New York Historical Society's unmatched collection of Audubon works.

  • Wall calendar
  • 12 x 12 inches


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