(1795 - 1828)
Louis Andrevitch Choris was active/lived in California / Russian Federation, France, Mexico, Ukraine. Louis Choris is known for botanic sketches Pacific Coast-natives.
Biography Louis Choris
A Ukrainian-born expedition artist in the early 19th century, Louis Choris did some of the first pictorial records of people and places in Hawaii, Alaska, and California.
As a young man, he early enjoyed a reputation among the artists of Saint Petersburg and Moscow where he had done drawings of botanical specimens for the naturalist F.A. Marschall von Bieberstien. At age 20, he was chosen to accompany the voyage of explorer Otto von Kotzebue as official artist. Von Kotzebue's voyage of circumnavigation took place from 1815 to 1817 on a 180-ton brig of the Russian Imperial Navy.
The assignment was to explore the islands of the South Pacific and the northwest coast of America, including Alaska, with the hope of finding a navig
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