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John James Audubon

In addition to being the most famous bird painter of his time, John James Audubon was a respected naturalist (as his affiliations with various Societies indicate) and an engaging writer who witnessed and helped to document the rapidly changing frontier of early 19th century America.

Audubon was honored with membership in the following organizations...
Fellow of the Wernerian Natural History Society of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Royal Society of London
Member of the Royal Scotish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture
Member of the Ornithological Society in London
Member of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York
Member of the Natural History Society of Paris
Member of the American Philosophical Society
Member of the Academy of Natural Sciences at Philadelphia
Member of the Natural History Society of Boston
Member of the Natural History Society of Charleston, South Carolina
Member of the Quebec Literary and Historical Society
Member of the Societe Francaise de Statistique Universelle de Paris
Fellow of the Linnean and Zoological Societies of London
Honorary Member of the Society of Natural History of Manchester

AUDUBON REVISITED

The following writings are taken from the transcript of a conference on Audubon and world-premier of the film American Masters "John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature." (2006) The event was held at the Rensselaerville Institute and Meeting Center and was hosted by the Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve. It provides insight into Audubon, as not only a naturalist, but also a writer. To order a full transcript visit www.huyckpreserve.org

"Audubon In Edinburgh" by John Chalmers, M.D.
“Audubon the Writer” by Christoph Irmscher
An excerpt from the transcript of the Audubon Revisited conference

Other writings on Audubon:
"Audubon In Love" by Roswell Eldridge M.D.