Louis Agassiz Fuertes was a talented late 19th Century ornithologist artist. These antique photo lithographs were published c.1900 in NY and are revered by North American birders.

Louis Agassiz Fuertes is known best for his beautiful illustrations of North American species of birds.

Louis Agassiz Fuertes was a talented late 19th Century ornithologist artist. These antique photo lithographs were published c.1900 in NY and are revered by North American birders. Each antique bird print measures 9 1/4 x 12″  $5.00 flat shipping fee in the US.

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Louis Agassiz Fuertes was an illustrator and artist.

Louis Agassiz Fuertes set new standards for ornithological art in America. He is considered as one of the most prolific North American bird artists after John James Audubon. He made thousands of bird paintings and sketches, based on studies in nature and details from fresh specimens, that illustrate a range of ornithological works. Many of Fuertes’ paintings remain popular and in-demand today. In particular, a 1924 oil painting, Wild Turkey, sold for $86,250 at a January 2012 auction in New York. His love of animals and landscapes comes through in his paintings; there is a notable vivacity and excitement present in his work that has created long-term value.

I am not sure how Louis Agassiz Fuertes did such an incredible job depicting birds because it takes an extraordinary, feel for art, to see a bird, and then to be able to draw or paint it with all the exact details necessary to be an extraordinary depiction. Birds move so incredibly fast and therefore one must wait and wait, just to see the subject, and then have an incredible nearly photographic memory for the details that bird had as he fluttered by…

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