A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House (The Hill Collection: Holdings of the LSU Libraries) by Danny Heitman
English | May 31st, 2020 | ISBN: 0807172936 | 152 pages | EPUB | 8.68 MB
Over the summer of 1821, a cash-strapped John James Audubon worked as a tutor at Oakley Plantation in Louisiana's rural West Feliciana Parish. This move initiated a profound change in direction for the struggling artist. Oakley's woods teemed with life, galvanizing Audubon to undertake one of the most extraordinary endeavors in the annals of art: a comprehensive pictorial record of America's birds. That summer, Audubon began what would eventually become his four-volume opus, Birds of America.