He continued to add to his unique collection of paintings of birds after The Birds of America was published, and painted animals too.
Born in Haiti, raised in France, emigrated to the US when he was 18, he assembled a unique collection of paintings of birds from his many field trips.
One of very few women to travel long distances by canoe in central Canada, she accompanied her husband on business trips, and painted them.
He continued to paint large awe-inspiring views of America even when touring Europe. But after his death, his work almost became extinct like the buffalo.
Trained in Düsseldorf, he undertook two major trips to the Rocky Mountains, in 1859 and 1863, and painted awe-inspiring views of the peaks and valleys.
His ‘Heart of the Andes’ was viewed by more than 12,000 when shown in New York. Many of them brought opera glasses to see its fine details.
His working methods were traditional, in making copious drawings and oil sketches in front of the motif, then composing those into large finished oil paintings.
Edward Lear paints his visits to Palestine, Greece, Albania, and India, including a breathtaking view of Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling.
Once Britain’s foremost natural history artist, when he realised his eyesight was failing he turned to painting landscapes on his travels.
She was in Suriname for two years, painting butterflies, moths, their relationships with plants and their lifecycles, but had to return early with malaria.