John James Audubon
WHO HE WAS:
John James Audubon was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter, celebrated for his detailed illustrations of American birds in their natural habitats. His major work, "The Birds of America," is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.
WHAT HE SAID:
"The world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children."
WHY HE MATTERED:
Audubon’s work has left an indelible mark on ornithology and natural history art. His dedication to creating life-sized paintings of birds set new standards in field guides and wildlife illustration.