Audubon: The Kentucky Years

Audubon: The Kentucky Years

by L. Clark Keating

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Overview

Kentucky attracted an amazing variety of would-be settlers in pioneer days, but none with brighter talent than John James Audubon. Although his years in the state came long before publication of the monumental Birds of America, he was already painting the scenes from nature that were to make him famous.

Audubon: The Kentucky Years is the captivating account of Audubon's sojourn in Kentucky from his arrival in in 1807 as a gregarious twenty-two-year-old storekeeper to his departure in 1819, when his failure in business was about to force him to seek a livelihood from his skill as an artist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813192703
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 11/13/2009
Series: Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

L. Clark Keating is a retired professor of French at the University of Kentucky. His publications include a French reader on the life of Audubon.

Table of Contents

Jean-Jacques Audubon
To the Woods of Kentucky
Louisville, 1807
The Storekeeper Takes a Wife
A Memorable Meeting
The Move to Henderson
Audubon and Thomas Bakewell
Picaresque Encounters
Last Days in Kentucky
Epilogue

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