John James Audubon was an ornithologist and artist.
He was born on April 26, 1785 in Haiti as an illegitimate child and passed away in 1851. He was 65 years old when he died. He did his work in New York City, New York. John has a bridge named after him, called the John James Audubon Bridge which is located at the Mississippi River. He is most notable for his studies and paintings of hundreds of species of birds.
Audubon has been an inspiration to artists and bird lovers alike. Audubon’s accomplishments have benefited the world for artists and bird lovers alike. Artists who like to draw birds could take inspiration from his paintings, and bird lovers who want to learn more about birds could learn from Audubon’s studies. Students in school who are doing a report on birds could use Audubon’s studies as material for their report. Artists who want to draw a bird can reference from his paintings.
John James Audubon is an inspiration for artists and bird lovers.When Audubon was alive, the Revolutionary War was happening. However, John did not take part in the Revolutionary War. John shot and killed every bird he painted. He was the first to place the bands of the legs of North America. He once said, “I feel I am strange to all but the birds of North America.” Despite creating many paintings of many species of birds, it turns out some of the birds he painted might not have been actual species. This has sparked controversy and have lead people to think that some of the nonexistent species were actually existing species.
Regarding John’s family, he had a mother and a father. He did not have any siblings. However, he did have a spouse named Lucy Audubon. They had kids by the names of Victor Gifford Audubon, John Woodhouse Audubon, Lucy, and Rose. Unfortunately, Lucy and Rose passed away when they were only infants.Audubon’s research is important because he painted many detailed pictures of birds that could be useful. Artists who want to draw or paint a bird that Audubon painted could reference off off Audubon’s work, and students in school who are researching a bird that Audubon painted could use one of his paintings as an example picture for their bird.
He also provided lots of information on the birds he studied, and bird lovers who want to learn more about birds could learn from him. He was a notable artist and will always be remembered for his paintings.