Even though Audubon started painting birds as a teenager in France, it took some time for him to mature in his painting technique that resulted in the amazing bird images we see in his monumental classic, The Birds of America. Some of his very early images can be seen in the book "Audubon: Early Drawings" by Harvard University Press, (2008), ISBN-13: 978-0674031029. Some early images by Audubon from his time at Hendeson, KY can be seen in the post "Audubon's Hendesron Drawings" on the website for their Audubon Museum (see the link under John James Audubon).
9/14/2019 Professor Gary Mullen of Auburn University gave a very informative and engaging talk at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, describing the life and work of the British naturalist, Phillip Henry Gosse (1810-1888) who spent 8 months as a teacher at the Belvoir plantation near Pleasant Hill, Alabama (in the Black Belt region). During this period, he painted images of the local flora and fauna, and in particular the insect life in Alabama. His work was described in Letters from Alabama (1859), and in the unpublished work Entomologia Alabamensis. For additional information, please see the Auburn University digital collection at the following link: http://diglib.auburn.edu/collections/phgosse/
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