John was born in Haiti, moved to Nantes and then Paris. He painted birds and published a collection of paintings of birds: Birds of America.

  • Born: Les Cayes — 26thApril 1785
  • Died: New York — 27thJanuary 1851
  • Naturalist and artist
  • Life size paintings of birds
  • Fellow of the Royal Society

He became a celebrity in London after appearing in public in the costume of the backwoods. After his death, more of his paintings were published in Quadrupeds of North America.

So who was he?

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