John James Audubon

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Born: 26-Apr-1785
Birthplace: Les Cayes, Santo Domingo, Haiti
Gender: Male
Occupation: naturalist, hunter, and painter

American naturalist John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 January 27, 1851), his father is a naval officer and his mother a French Creole Spanish. He studied in Paris, where he had to learn the painter, J. L. David. After returning to America in 1798, he settled farm near Philadelphia, and gave himself up to investigate the natural history, and in particular the drawing of birds. In 1826 he went to England in the hope of his cartoons were published and the following year he had obtained enough subscribers so that it can begin the publication of his Birds of America, which at the end of 1838 consisted of 435 color plates, including 1055 figures for the size of bird life. Georges Cuvier called it "le plus magnifique monument que l'art ait encore elevée a la nature." description accompanying album appeared in Edinburgh in five volumes as 1831-1839 American Ornithological Biography.
During the publication of these works Audubon divides his time in Britain and America to pay for his pleasure trips in the United States and Canada for the collection of new material. In 1842 he purchased the property in the Hudson, now Audubon Park in New York. In 1844 he published a popular American Octavo edition of his Birds of America. He also mentioned the preparation of a new job, quadrupeds of America in collaboration with John Bachman, began publication in New York in 1846 and was completed in 1853-4.