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Don Eckelberry

 (1921 - 2001)
Don Richard Eckelberry was active/lived in New York, Ohio.  Don Eckelberry is known for wildlife, illustrator.

Don Eckelberry

The following is from a January 28, 2001 obituary of the New York Times on the Web By MICHAEL POLLAK:

Don Richard Eckelberry, a prolific illustrator who was one of the country's foremost bird painters, died Jan. 14 in Bay Shore, N.Y. He was 79 and lived in Babylon, N.Y. He died of respiratory failure after surgery, said his wife,

Al Gilbert, past president of the Society of Animal Artists, said, "Don was probably in stature comparable to Roger Tory Peterson in the field of wildlife art and bird painting."

As illustrator of Richard Pough's Audubon Bird Guide in 1946, Mr. Eckelberry portrayed virtually all the birds of North America north of Mexico in all significant plumages, in 1,250 color pictures.
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About  Don Eckelberry

Born:  1921 - Sebring, Ohio
Died:   2001 - Babylon, N.Y.
Known for:  wildlife, illustrator