Tuesday, July 24, 2007

John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature on KQED Wednesday night

John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature (#2004) Duration: 56:16 CC Stereo TVPG
A profile of a man who is synonymous with the American wilderness and conservation movement. Audubon was self-taught and self-made, the illegitimate son of a French sea captain and Haitian servant girl. From the Caribbean and the French countryside, he eventually settled in the American south at age 19 and, after failed business efforts and bankruptcy, pursued his true passion - finding, shooting and drawing birds, and ultimately realizing his dream of publishing "The Birds of America," the monumental collection of 435 life-size prints.

KQED Channel 9
Wed, Jul 25, 2007 -- 10:00 pm

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