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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.

John James Laforest Audubon

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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 of nature.

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, 1783.

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About  John James Laforest Audubon

Born:  1785 - Les Cayes, Haiti
Died:   1851 - New York City
Known for:  Birds and other wildlife sketching, portrait painting