John James Audubon (1785-1851) is widely regarded as America's preeminent wildlife artist. Although he was not the first to attempt to paint and describe all the birds of America, his seminal work, Birds of America, remains a standard against which modern bird artists are measured. Audubon was born in Saint Domingue (now Haiti) and spent his formative years in France, where he developed a passion for birds, nature, drawing, and music.
At the age of 18, he was sent to America to avoid conscription into the Emperor Napoleon's army. He settled on the family-owned estate at Mill Grove, near Philadelphia, where he studied and drew birds as a hobby. Audubon's passion for birds continued to grow, and he set off on a remarkable journey to depict America's avifauna with nothing but his gun, artist's materials, and a young assistant.
Audubon's Birds of America is a collection of 435 life-size prints and remains a significant achievement in the history of wildlife art. For over fifty years, he was the dominant wildlife artist in America, and his work continues to inspire and influence artists today.
Using archival inks that are fade-proof, our artworks are printed and framed locally in the USA and Canada on heavy matte, artist-grade, acid-free 285 gsm photo paper. Each piece is made-to-order specifically for you.