Baby Bird Portraits by George Miksch Sutton: Watercolors in the Field Museum

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George Miksch Sutton is one of the best known and most beloved bird artists of the twentieth century. This book presents thirty-five paintings of downy chicks, nestlings, and fledglings painted from life by Sutton. The exquisite water-colors, housed in the Field Museum of Natural History, span three decades and depict nineteen species of North American birds. Many of the paintings are reproduced here for the first time. In his introduction to the collection, ornithologist Paul Johnsgard discusses Sutton's ...
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Overview

George Miksch Sutton is one of the best known and most beloved bird artists of the twentieth century. This book presents thirty-five paintings of downy chicks, nestlings, and fledglings painted from life by Sutton. The exquisite water-colors, housed in the Field Museum of Natural History, span three decades and depict nineteen species of North American birds. Many of the paintings are reproduced here for the first time. In his introduction to the collection, ornithologist Paul Johnsgard discusses Sutton's contributions to bird art and to ornithology. And in essays accompanying the paintings, Johnsgard describes his and Sutton's personal encounters with the birds.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806137698
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 1/25/2006
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
George Miksch Sutton's Art and Science 3
1 Northern Bobwhite 10
2 Ruffed Grouse 12
3 Lesser Prairie-Chicken 14
4 Common Moorhen 16
5 White-rumped Sandpiper 18
6 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 20
7 Horned Lark 22
8 Northern Cardinal 24
11 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 30
13 Indigo Bunting 34
15 Eastern Towhee 38
18 Chipping Sparrow 44
21 Field Sparrow 50
22 Vesper Sparrow 52
25 Savannah Sparrow 58
27 Grasshopper Sparrow 62
29 Henslow's Sparrow 66
31 Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow 70
32 Song Sparrow 72
App Dates and Locations of Paintings 75
Literature Cited 77
Photo Credits 81
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