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John James Audubon

John James Audubon, Father of Bird Art

John James Audubon (1785-1851) 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

George Catlin

George Catlin, Chronicler of Native American Life

George Catlin (1796-1872) WHO HE WAS: George Catlin was an American painter, author, and traveler who became one of the first artists to document the Native American peoples and the Western United States landscape. With a background in law, Catlin turned to painting, driven by a self-assigned mission to preserve the culture of Native Americans

Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole, Pioneer of American Landscape Art

Thomas Cole (1801-1848) WHO HE WAS: Thomas Cole was a 19th-century artist and the founder of the Hudson River School of American landscape painting. An immigrant from England, Cole was captivated by the raw, natural beauty of the American landscape, which became the central subject of his work. His paintings are known for their romantic