John White Abbot
(1751 - 1840)
John White Abbot was active/lived in Georgia / United Kingdom, England. John Abbot is known for flora and fauna bird drawing, painting, speciment mounting.
Biography John White Abbot
During the nineteenth century, John Abbot was widely recognized for his superbly mounted specimens and thousands of watercolors depicting the birds, insects, moths, butterflies, and flora and fauna of the Southern United States. His once-bright reputation has dimmed, however, in comparison to that of his fellow naturalist-artists and near-contemporaries Mark Catesby, John James Audubon, and William Bartram, all of whom also worked in the region.
An autobiographical fragment discovered in the files of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University describes Abbot's life prior to his move to Georgia. Born in London, England, in June of 1751, John was the second (though first surviving) son born to John and Ann (Clousin
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