Dictionary of Bird Artists of the World

Dictionary of Bird Artists of the World

by Christine E. Jackson




This is the first dictionary of bird artists of the world to be published for almost fifty years. Approximately 4,000 artists, past and present, who have made two-dimensional portraits of birds as the main motif in their paintings are included in this Dictionary, with their biographical details.

Some artists painted large canvases filled with birds for an imaginary earthly paradise, while others made detailed studies of a single species. Many great masters. painted birds, but the specialist bird painters knew not only how to paint feathers, but also understood the birds' anatomical structure. These artists were given commissions to record newly-discovered species.

The variety of their approach is well illustrated in some 500 color and black and white plates. The artists' biographies, arranged alphabetically, include comments on their individual style and achievements. A list of galleries is also included. An additional benefit of the Dictionary is that sales and auctions of bird paintings in both salerooms and galleries during the past ten years are listed, with the prices realized.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781851492039
Publisher: Antique Collector's Club
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Pages: 550
Product dimensions: 8.88(w) x 11.05(h) x 1.77(d)

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