Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy 226th Birthday John James Audubon!

TwtTwt 2011-0426 John James Audubon Bird Paintings on Stamps

John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and an artist.

In 1803, Audubon immigrated to America to study American birds with the goal of painting them in a more realistic style and natural setting. Audubon married, had two children, and became a US Citizen in 1812. In 1826, he published his masterwork, THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, and added more painting to each edition.

Audubon's love for America shines through his art and life, representing the new American people of the United States.

This video was inspired by the Audubon Google Doodle in honor of Audubon's 226th birthday--see http://www.google.com/logos/ Apr 26, 2011. Dedicated to Every Bird (especially Parakeets!).

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