John J. Audubon, artist and naturalist
Apr. 26, 1785-Jan. 27, 1851
The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon by Jacqueline Davies, illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Houghton Mifflin, 2004)
An astute observer of birds by 18, Audubon continued studying them and became “the greatest painter of birds of all time.”
The Audubon Society posts a biography of their namesake on their site.