John James Audubon

John James Audubon

Drawn From Nature

DVD - 2016
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John James Audubon's story is dramatic and surprising. He was not born in America, but saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone alive. His growing apprehension about the destruction of nature became his prophecy. As an artist and naturalist his achievements were monumental. John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature creates a meaningful portrait of Art and Science in the first decades of the 19th century.
Publisher: Arlington, VA :, PBS Distibution,, [2016]
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781627898768
162789876X
Branch Call Number: DVD 598.092 Aud

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akirakato
Mar 13, 2019

Produced and directed by Lawrence Hott in 2006, this 56-minute documentary delves into the works and life of John James Audubon who saw more birds of the North American continent than virtually anyone alive.
His life story appears dramatic and amazing.
His achievements seem surprising and monumental.
If you're a bird-lover, this is a must-see.

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Derringer
Jan 08, 2019

John James Audubon is probably one of America's most famous and greatly admired nature artists of all time.

Audubon was born in 1785. And when he emigrated from Haiti to America in 1803 (at the age of 18) - That's when his great interest in painting wildlife became his life's passion.

This 60-minute "Audubon" documentary not only looks at the positive side of John's character - But, it also points out the negative side, as well.

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ManMachine
Jan 03, 2019

Presented by the PBS Network through their "American Masters" series - "Drawn From Nature" is a 1-hour bio-documentary that looks at the life and artistic career of John James Audubon.

Born (1785) in Haiti - (ornithologist/naturalist/painter) John Audubon developed a keen interest in art at a very early age which was enthusiastically encouraged by his parents.

Through interviews with artists and art historians - This enjoyable presentation gives the spectator a good overview of the artistic legacy of John Audubon (who died in 1851 from Alzheimer's disease).

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karmafarmer
Apr 06, 2018

I had no idea the namesake of the Audubon Society had such a history. I can only hope the right people make his life into a major release movie someday .

LPL_IlkaI Oct 28, 2017

For myself, it's difficult to find fault with PBS' American Masters series and this installment only affirms this belief. The life and career of John James Audubon feels astounding to me now! And makes me want to inquire further. My only grievance with this film is the wish for more time. To have had it cover more of the intricacies mentioned would have been a gift.

kevfarley Nov 23, 2013

Library viewing only .

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