Indianapolis museum to showcase Audubon's vivid bird prints
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INDIANAPOLIS — A collection of prints by famed 19th century wildlife artist John James Audubon is coming to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
The exhibit featuring 75 of Audubon's vivid prints of owls, pelicans and other birds is called "Drawn to Nature."
The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/2marlnb ) the prints will be on display between April 1 and July 30 at several of the museum's galleries.
Audubon was a naturalist who established himself as the nation's dominant wildlife artist while living on the American frontier more than 175 years ago. He died in 1851.
The prints being featured in Indianapolis are associated with his monumental "Birds of America" series. Those books were sold by subscription from 1827 to 1838 and featured 435 hand-painted plates depicting America's native birds.
Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com