Audubon: Life and Art in the American Wilderness
This is the first biography in more than thirty years of the artist and naturalist John James Audubon -- the dreamer, vagabond, romantic, and genius who was the archetype of the passionate and steadfast frontiersman. His turbulent life was a fusion of personal daring, tenacity, and boundless devotion to the land he came to love above all. Combining meticulous scholarship with the dramatic life story of a naturalist and pioneer. Shirley Streshinsky reexamines the artist's journals and letters to tell the story of Audubon's quest, the origins of the American spirit, and the sacrifice that resulted in one of the world's greatest bodies of art: The Birds of America.
"A scintillating biography, a richly detailed story of romance, separation, and struggle ... Solid and satisfying". -- Publishers Weekly
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Review: Audubon: Life and Art in the American WildernessUser Review - Nadine Haney - Goodreads
Sometimes, a little too much detail. Around JJ Audubon's bio, the author wrote about the history that happened at the time. From the Louisiana Purchase to the 1849 California Gold Rush, it proved ... Read full review
Review: Audubon: Life and Art in the American WildernessUser Review - Irene - Goodreads
It took me a while to read this and I read quite a few books in between, but really glad I finished and enjoyed learning about this avid naturalist, outdoorsman, and artist. Streshinsky made this very readable and the research was incredible. Read full review