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John James Audubon

[West Indian-born American Illustrator, 1785-1851]

• Relationships: Father of John Woodhouse Audubon.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Birds.
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Original works by John James Audubon available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteJohn James Audubon at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
The Bird of Washington or Great American Sea Eagle, 1827

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteJohn James Audubon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Several works by Audubon

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Hooping Crane. Grus americana. Adult Male.

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Oregon Flying Squirrel

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe
Osprey and the Otter and the Salmon, 1844

Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Black Vulture or Carrion Crow

DePaul University Museum, Chicago
Iceland or Jer Falcon

Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Wild Turkey

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Portrait of Colonel Nathaniel Rochester

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Museum of Nebraska Art at the University of Nebraska

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

New-York Historical Society

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Cat Squirrel

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, California

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
American Elk

Stark Museum of Art, Texas
2 works online

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago   NEW!
Eagle, from The Birds of America, Vol. 1

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Victoria Gallery and Museum at the University of Liverpool, England
See alsi the art collection home page for a painting by Audubon

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

La Fayette Database of American Art in French National Collections

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteJohn James Audubon at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteJohn James Audubon at The Athenaeum  
10 works online by Audubon

Notable SiteJohn James Audubon in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

John James Audubon at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Art Collection of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia
Marsh Hare

National Audubon Society
Brief biography of the artist. Not much about Audubon's art on this site.

Biography, from the American Masters TV series

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
Woodducks - Elephant Folio, print

Why We Think Nature is Beautiful
Illustrated article by Eugene C. Hargrove

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on John James Audubon  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Art & Antiques Magazine
"Call of the Wild"

Resource Library Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine
"Rare Bird"

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Commonwealth of Wings: An Ornithological Biography

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Audubon: Life and Art in the American Wilderness

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Audubon Art Prints: A Collector's Guide to Every Edition

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John James Audubon: Writings and Drawings

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Audubon's Birds in Color for Decoupage

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Treasury of Audubon Birds

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John James Audubon

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John James Audubon in the West: Mammals of North America

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Audubon's Wilderness Palette: The Birds of Canada

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Handbook of Audubon Prints


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