John James Audubon, born Jean-Jacques Audubon, was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled the Birds of America, is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.
The success of Audubon's bird drawings brought him immediate fame, and by 1831 he was considered the leading naturalist of his country, despite the fact that he possessed no formal scientific training. There was an intense popular interest in the marvels of nature during his era. Anyone who could capture the natural beauty of wild specimens was certain to take his place among the front ranks of those recognized as "men of science."
Audubon had succeeded in giving the world the first great collection of American birds, drawn in their natural habitats as close to nature as possible.
The presentation covers the following:
Youth & Education
Life in America
Eking Out a Living
“Birds of America”
Later Years & Death
End of Presentation
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer on...famous Americans.