Wild Lives: Catesby, Audubon, Lear, and Ford
An afternoon of talks sponsored by the Cotsen Children’s Library, the Graphic Arts Collection, and the Friends of the Princeton University Library
Guyot Hall Auditorium, Princeton University, 16 October 2016, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Robert Peck, Princeton University Class of 1974
Robert McCracken Peck, senior fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, is a writer, naturalist, and historian who has traveled extensively in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. He is the author of the new, illustrated book “The Natural History of Edward Lear.”
Aaron M. Bauer
Bauer is Professor and Gerald M. Lemole Endowed Chair in Integrative Biology Department of Biology Villanova University, Villanova, PA. http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Bauer contributed the chapter "Catesby's animals (other than birds) in the Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands" to the 2015 book The Curious Mister Catesby: A "Truly Ingenious" Naturalist Explores New Worlds, which is his topic for this talk.
The painter, printmaker, and sculptor Walton Ford has often been compared Audubon and Lear in his meticulous studies of natural history, both real and imagined. http://www.paulkasmingallery.com/artists/walton-ford
Woodman is an Adjunct Scientist at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center with the U.S. Geological Survey and a curator at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum.
His talk will focus on his recently published essay, “Pranked by Audubon: Constantine S. Rafinesque's description of John James Audubon's imaginary Kentucky mammals,” from Archives of Natural History.