John James Laforest Audubon
(1785 - 1851)
John James Laforest Audubon was active/lived in New York / France. John Audubon is known for Birds and other wildlife sketching, portrait painting.
Leslie Kostrich, a professional dealing in Audubon prints, has contributed to the following biography.
One of America's first wildlife artists, John Audubon has a
name synonymous with conservation, but his realization about protecting
the environment came late in his lifetime. He was an avid hunter, who
killed the specimens depicted in his publications, but his in-depth
studies have left a strong awareness of the beauties and complexities
Audubon was born in Santa Domingo, now Haiti, of a
French Chambermaid mother, Jeanne Rabin, and French father, Jean
Audubon, who was a successful naval officer, merchant, planter, and
slave dealer. They traveled on the same ship to Haiti in October,
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