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John James Audubon

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Lisa Weiss

on 7 May 2017

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Transcript of John James Audubon

Early Life
Born in 1785 in Santa Domingo
Spent Early life in France
From 1802 to 1805 lived in Pennslylvania
Began running a lead mine
Traveled to Europe to raise money
Continued drawing birds
Printed first book in England on special print
Became wealthy
Had help from others
His Book portrayed 1065 birds
Drawing Style
Drew with watercolor
Often shot birds and wired them
Tried to create the illusion of Flight
Published a Quadrupeds of America soon before death
Suffered a stroke in 1848
Died in 1851
Talented artist
Popularized American Nature art
First to create a Nature art book of this size
Helped with conservation efforts
Later Life
Married in 1808
Moved to Kentucky
Began drawing birds
Business failed
Became itinerant
First Book
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