John James Audubon, J.T. Bowen (printer), Summer Red Bird, c. 1856. Loan from the John James Audubon State Park, Henderson, KY.
American Original: The Life And Work Of John James Audubon
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA - To Sep 19
The ornithologist John Audubon (1785-1851) produced his masterwork, The Birds of America, after many setbacks. His 435 lifelike watercolor and pastel illustrations were later turned into engravings for the printed edition. Bear in mind, at one point he found that rats had eaten his entire collection of more than 200 drawings, and he started again. This show of original prints (and more) is on loan from the John James Audubon State Park Museum, Henderson, Kentucky.