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Interviews with J. Gilbert Johnston about antique nature prints can be found in the July, 2007 Webpost Dallas, Tx. Park Cities People and the September, 2004 issue of Birmingham Magazine.

Click here for the July, 2007 Park Cities Article.

Click here to read the Birmingham Magazine article or here to download a PDF version.

Click here for other media articles about antique nature prints.

 

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Upcoming Sales Events, Exhibitions & Lectures

Antique Nature Prints Lecture & Exhibition
to benefit
The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society
"Sundown Lecture Series"
Thursday, October 11, 2012

 

Lecture by J. Gilbert Johnston:

Passion for Natural History: The Great Artists and Scholars of the 17th, 18th, & 19th centuries.

Free to Society members, $5.00 for non-Members.

Venue:

Battle-Friedman House
1010 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama



Time:

Thursday, Oct. 11 at 5:15- 6:30 p.m.


Local contact:

(205) 758-6138
www.HistoricTuscaloosa.org


 

Antique Nature Prints Lecture, Exhibition & Sale
to benefit the
Marengo County Historical Society
Sunday, September 23, 2012



Lecture, Exhibition & Sale benefiting the Marengo Historical Society and featuring the works of the Great Natural History Artists & Scientists: Birds, Botanicals, Shells, Insects, Fish, Mammals. Also, a presenting a large collection of Fine Art reproductions from the originals in the Antique Nature Print collection. Featuring Audubon's America, a large early 19th century map of the U.S., which shows the French settlement at Demopolis and the locations of the Indian tribes. (See Recent Acquisition page)

Lecture:

Passion for Nature: The Founders of Natural History Art at 3p.m.


Venue:

Lyon Hall 
102 S. Maine Ave.
Demopolis, Al 36732

 

Time:

3-6p.m.

 

Local contact: (334) 289-9644

 

Antique Nature Prints @ The Garden Clubs of America Boutique 2012
Savannah, Georgia
April 14 - 17, 2012

Venue:

Hyatt Regency Savannah (Haborside Room)
Two West Bay Street
Savannah, Georigia

 

Time:

Saturday, April 14, Preview Party- 5:30pm - 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 15th, - 10:00 am- 7:00pm
Monday, April 16th, - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, April 17th,- 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Information: (205) 531-3973

 

Birmingham Museum of Art
Artbreak Gallery Talk
Tuesday January 31, 2012 at Noon

 

Artbreak Gallery Talk by J.Gilbert Johnston on John James Audubon

Location:

Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd. (8th Ave.No.)
Birmingham, Al.
(205) 254-2565

 

Time:

12 noon
Free admission

For more information: http://www.artsbma.org/events/artbreaks

 

Antique Nature Prints at Robert Hill Antiques
Fall Exhibition & Sale
September 22- 25, 2011


Fall Exhibition and Sale featuring the work of the Great Natural History Artists & Scientists, including John James Audubon, Pierre Joseph Redoute'. Prideaux John Selby, Priscilla Susan Bury, Johann Weinmann, William Curtis, George Edwards, Basilius Besler, etc.  set among the beautiful period furnishings of Robert Hill Antiques.

Venue:

Robert Hill Antiques
3029 Third Ave. South
Birmingham, Al. 35233
(205) 326-0088

 

Dates: Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Music by Van Hollingsworth

Exhibition & Sale: Friday & Saturday September 23 & 24, 2011, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information: (205) 531-7353  or AntiqueNaturePrints @ Robert Hill Antiques

 

 

Antique Nature Prints at Auburn University
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
(June 18- October 8, 2011)


The Royal Octavo Editions

Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Gallery
 
Exhibition will feature prints from several editions of the octavo Birds of America as well as from The Quadrupeds of North America. Also included will be bound volumes and comparisons to prints from earlier larger format editions.
 
Antique Nature Prints is pleased to provide prints for this exhibition.
 
For more information: www.jcsm.auburn.edu 
 

 

Auburn University-The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
(Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 9am – 2pm )


Audubon's Final Achievement: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
 
Saturday, October 30, 2010, 9 am – 2pm

As JCSM closes the first exhibition featuring one of the treasures of the Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Collection, a bound set of the first edition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (published 1849-54), we are happy to present a symposium exploring various aspects of the book, its making, and its publication.

Registration for the symposium is free. Pre-order your boxed lunch, $15, when registering.

Register now

Guest lecturers will be:

Alan Gehret, curator, John James Audubon State Park, Henderson, Ky.
"The Last Journey: Audubon's 1843 Missouri River Expedition"


For three years Alan Gehret has been Curator of the John James Audubon Museum in Audubon State Park, Henderson, Ky. Gehret grew up near Audubon's first American home, Mill Grove in Audubon, Penn. After completing a Bachelors degree in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Montana and a Masters in Science Education from Temple University, he moved back to Pennsylvania to become Naturalist and Curator of the Audubon collection at Mill Grove, a position he held for 20 years. Gehret has traveled extensively in Audubon's footsteps across the United States and Canada. Using Audubon's painting, sketches and journal entries along with personal observations from his travels up the Missouri River, his talk will trace Audubon's grand and last journey.

Thomas W. Jones, independent curator
"Audubon's Texas Quadrupeds"


Since graduating from Clemson University with an MFA in Visual Studies(1983), Thomas W. Jones has held positions in four American museums. He is the director of the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas. As Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas (1995–2010), Jones, was responsible for building the museum's collection of over 130 works by John James Audubon. Jones serves the museum community as a peer reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal granting agency and is a member of the American Association of Museums (AAM) Accreditation Visiting Committee. Since 1983 he has curated numerous exhibitions and authored many catalogues and essays on American art.

Leslie Kostrich, founder, Minniesland.com
"Not Just Sons: Fleshing Out John and Victor Audubon"


Leslie Kostrich was born and raised in Washington Heights, a mile north of the site of John James Audubon's final home, Minniesland estate. Educated in engineering and public policy, her early professional life was as an environmental policy analyst. In the 1990s, Kostrich purchased a set of books on Audubon's watercolors on eBay, a purchase that set her life on a new course. In early 2001, Kostrich launched an online gallery, Minniesland.com, not only a commercial sales site for Audubon prints and related publications, but also a "home" on the Internet where collectors can exchange information on Audubon. Minniesland.com has evolved into one of the premier websites for information about Audubon prints. In 2006, Kostrich served as a panelist for a Roundtable discussion at a conference on Audubon's octavos at the Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve in Rensselaerville, Ny. In addition to maintaining Minniesland.com, Kostrichalso manages two online discussion groups devoted to Audubon and related topics – "Audubonprints," that focuses on John James Audubon's art and life, and "Minnie's List" for people interested in the evolution of the Minniesland area and the extended Audubon family.

Bill Steiner, author of Audubon Prints-A Collector's Guide to Every Edition
"The Legacy of Audubon and Bachman: Art, History, Science, Conservation, and Money"


Bill Steiner holds biology degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and is an accomplished entomologist, herpetologist, bird-watcher and horticulturist. He retired in 2003 after 20 years as an enforcement supervisor for the Environmental Protection Agency. From 1994 to 1997 Bill was loaned to the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as the environmental chief for the 1996 Atlanta summer games. He is the author of Audubon Art Prints – A Collector's Guide to Every Edition. 2003. University of South Carolina Press. Columbia He and his wife of 40 years, Peg, live in Asheville, North Carolina. They own an extensive and varied collection of Audubon prints, some of which they have loaned to JCSM for exhibition.

Ron Tyler, director, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Tx. And author of Audubon's Great National Work
"John James Audubon: After The Birds of America."


Ron Tyler is Director of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Tx. He is former Professor of History and Director of the Texas State Historical Association at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written or edited more than twenty books, including Alfred Jacob Miller: Artist as Explorer (1999), Prints of the West (1994), and Audubon's Great National Work: The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America (1993).

His honor include the Capitan Alonzo de León medal for contributions to Mexican history from the Sociedad de Historia, Geografía, y Estadística de Nuevo León (2002), Best Contribution to Knowledge from the Texas Institute of Letters (1995) for Prints of the West, best book on Texas history (The Coral H. Tullis Award) from the Texas State Historical Association for The Big Bend: A History of the Last Texas Frontier (1975), and a D.H.L. (honorary doctorate of humane letters) from Austin College (1986), where he served as professor from 1967-69.

For more Information visitwww.jcsm.auburn.edu

 

Auburn University-The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
(Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 5 p.m.)


Lecture: Passion for Nature; the Development of the Scientific Art of Natural History.
 
Synopsis:  Educated Europeans and Americans of the 18th-19th centuries shared a remarkable passion to learn about nature. Their burning curiosity, a result of the previous century's geographical exploration, the rediscovery of classical nature writings and the ongoing worldwide trade, created a Golden Age for the interaction of Science and Art.
 
Sale of Original Prints to benefit the JCSM
March 25th following the lecture and also on Friday morning, March 26th 
 
Location:  901 South College Street, Auburn, Al. 36849
                           Tel.(334)844-1484
 
Time:  5p.m. Print Sale following & Friday morning.
 
For more Information visitwww.jcsm.auburn.edu

 

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - Antique Nature Prints Exhibition / Sale  (Dec. 10-19, 2009)

Christmas "Passion for Nature" Exhibition & Sale of original Engravings, Etchings and Lithographs, including Audubon and featuring Birds, Botanicals, Animals and Butterflies from the 18th & 19th centuries. 

LOCATION: Mary Adams Antiques Bldg.
                1829 29th Ave. South
                Homewood , Al. 35209
For more information visit: www.activeculture.info under the Visual Arts Category

(With AMW in downtown Homewood across from Soho in the Mary Adams Antiques Bldg.  Parking available at Soho )
 
DATES: Thursday December 10th through Saturday December 19th, 2009.

TIME: 10 am- 5pm 
 
For more information: 205.531.3973


AUBURN UNIVERSITY - The Jule Collins Smith Museum
(Part One- Aug.-Oct. 31, 2009)
(Part Two- Nov. 5- Feb 13, 2009)

"John James Audubon- Precursors and Contemporaries"

LOCATION: The Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Gallery in the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.
 
Address: 901 South College Street, Auburn , Al. 36849. Telephone:334.844.1484. For more information visit: 

www.jcsm.auburn.edu and also www.activeculture.info at the Visual Arts Catergory
 
Natural History Artists & Authors included in the Exhibitions: 
 
(Part 1)-18th C; Eleazar Albin, Mark Catesby, George Edwards -19th C;John James Audubon, Alexander Wilson and John Gould.
 
(Part 2) -16th C ; Leonhart Fuchs, John Gerard - 17th C; John Jonston, Basilus Besler, John Ray - 18th C;  Maria Merian, Johan Weinmann, Albertus Seba, Thomas Pennant, Marc Bloch, Mark Catesby, Comte de Buffon, John Abbot, Xaverio Manetti, George Edwards - 19th C; John James Audubon, Prideaux John Selby, Pierre Joseph Redoute'.
 
Antique Nature Prints is pleased to help make these Exhibitions possible.


CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (Feb. 13, 14 & 15, 2009)

Antique Nature Print Exhibition and Sale to benefit SEWE

LOCATION: Charleston Place ( corner of Meeting & Market Streets), Ashley Cooper Room
(first door on the left on the main hallway on the 2nd floor)

Dates: Friday, Feb. 13th - Sunday, Feb. 15th, 2009
Time: 10 am- 5pm

LECTURE DATE : Saturday, Febuary 14th at 11am at the Riviera Theater.

LECTURE TITLE & SYNOPSIS : "Passion for Nature: the Development of the Scientific Art of Natural History with emphasis on Mark Catesby, Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon. Educated Europeans and Americans of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries shared a remarkable passion to learn about nature. This burning curiosity, a result of the previous century's geographical exploration of new lands, the rediscovery of classical nature writings and the ongoing worldwide trade and exploration created a Golden Age for the interaction of Science and Art." 

For more information: visit www.sewe.com. (click on SEWE INFO, click on HIGHLIGHTS,scroll to bottom)


HOOVER, ALABAMA 
Hoover Public Library and The Aldridge Botanical Gardens (November 16th,2008) (November 19th-November 23rd)
Lecture and Antique Nature Print Exhibition / Sale to benefit Aldridge Botanical Gardens
 
Lecture: A Passion for Natural History 
            J. Gilbert Johnston, Antique Nature Prints
 
Time:2:30 pm-3:30 pm.
 
Lecture: William Bartram in Alabama
              Dr. John C. Hall, Curator Black Belt Museum, University West Alabama
 
Time: 3:45-4:45 pm.
 
Location: Hoover Library ( auditorium),200 Municipal Drive, Hoover,Alabama
Date: Sunday, November 16th, 2008
Cost: Free to the Public
For more information: Aldridge Botanical Gardens: 205.682.8019
 
Exhibition and Sale of Original 18th & 19th Century Antique Nature Prints (including Audubon) to Benefit Aldridge Botanical Gardens
 
Dates: Wednesday,November 19th - Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
Time: Wednesday to Saturday, 10am- 4:30pm, Sunday 1pm-4:30pm
Location: Aldridge House, Aldridge Botanical Gardens
                                 3530 Lorna Road, Hoover, Alabama
Cost: Free to Public
For more information: Aldridge Botanial Gardens;205.682.8019
 
 
Catered Reception,Exhibition & Sale
           By Invitation
 
Aldridge Botanical Gardens
Tuesday, November 18th  
6:00 pm.- 8:00 pm.

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
Red Mountain Garden Club (November 13, 2008)

Lecture: Passion for Natural History; The Development of Botanical Colorplate Books



BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
Arlington Historic House (June 12-September 7,2008)
"Catch them before they Fly"

Exhibition of Original 18th & 19th Century Prints by Catesby, Wilson & Audubon

Admission Charge to House
Lecture: Passion for Natural History
Date: Sunday, September 7th
Location:Arlington Historic House 331 Cotton Avenue SW
Time: 3pm
Lecture: Free to Public

For more information: Arlington Historic House/ Steve: (205)780-5656

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
Samford Antiques Class (March 11, 2008)

 

LECTURE: "Art Treasures of Natural History: Connoisseurship and Preservation".

LOCATION: Brooks Hall, Room 134, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Al.
(Brooks Hall is between Reid Chapel and Cumberland Law School)

TIME: 2:00pm

COST: Free

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dan Brooks, Director, Arlington Antebellum Home and Garden,
205-980-0421


CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - Southeastern Wildlife Exposition ( Feb.15,16 & 17, 2008)

Antique Nature Print Exhibition and Sale to benefit SEWE

LOCATION: Charleston Place ( corner of Meeting & Market Streets), Ashley Cooper Room
(first door on the left on the main hallway on the 2nd floor)

Dates: Friday, Feb. 15th - Sunday, Feb. 17th, 2008
Time: 10 am- 5pm
 
For more information: visit www.sewe.com. (click on SEWE INFO, click on HIGHLIGHTS,scroll to bottom)


BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - Antique Nature Prints Exhibition / Sale  ( Dec. 8-15, 2007)
LOCATION: Mary Adams Antiques Bldg.
                1829 29th Ave. South
                Homewood , Al. 35209
(Downtown Homewood across from Soho )
 
DATES: Saturday,December 8th through Saturday, December 15th, 2007

TIME: 10 am- 5pm 
 
For more information: 205.251.7353


DALLAS, TEXAS - Preservation Dallas, The Lee Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy (July 12-15, 2007)
Antique Nature Print Exhibition, Sale and Lecture to benefit : Preservation Dallas Summer Institute and The Lee Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy.

Lecture- 6 p.m. / Reception- 7- 9 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Wilson House, 2922 Swiss Ave.
Lecture title: " Art Treasures of Natural History: Connoisseurship and Preservation".

Admission -$15 ($10 for Preservation Dallas members)
R.S.V.P. at (214) 821-3290

Exhibit / Sale open at no charge: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., July 13,14 & 15.

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (Feb 16,17,18, 2007)
Antique Nature Print Exhibition, Sale and Lecture to benefit SEWE and the School of the Arts, College of Charleston. February 16-18, 2007

For more information: (843) 953-7766 or see www.sewe.com

Lecture Title: Translating Nature: Artists, Scientists and Adventurers in the 17th-19th centuries. (emphasis on early bird, mammal,fish and botanical art)

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Antique Nature Prints Exhibition and Sale (October 28 & 29, 2006)
Emmet O'Neal Library, Mountain Brook, AL (Crestline)
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm

For more information, call (205) 251-7353.

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA SPOLETTO EXHIBITION AND SALE (June 9,10 & 11)
College of Charleston and Private Exhibition and Sale - Kiawah Island
Gallery Talk

For More Information, please call Michael Haga (843) 953-7766


BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - Private Exhibition and Sale (May 26, 27 & 28)
Friday      10 AM -  6PM
Saturday  10 AM -  5PM
Sunday    1PM  - 5PM

Please call for an appointment.  J. Gilbert Johnston, Jr. (205) 531-3973

ROUND TOP, TEXAS - The Original Round Top Antiques Fair (April 6,7 & 8, 2006)
Booth location: The Rifle Hall

April 6,7 & 8, 2006
Thursday - Saturday: 9am- 6pm

Admission $10 (Good for all days & all locations.)

For information call Susan Franks at 512-237-4747

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (Feb 17-19, 2006)
ANTIQUE NATURE PRINTS Exhibition, Sale, and Lecture to benefit the School of the Arts, College of Charleston.

February 17 - 19, 2006
LOCATION : The Historic William Blacklock House (18 Bull Street)
LECTURE DATE : February 17, 2006, Room 309 Albert Simons Center for the Arts from 7pm-8pm, reception afterward with sale preview.

LECTURE TITLE & SYNOPSIS : Passion for Nature: the 17th-19th century Scientific Art of Natural History with emphasis on Mark Catesby and John James Audubon. Educated Europeans and Americans of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries shared a remarkable passion to learn about nature. This burning curiosity, a result of the previous century's geographical exploration of new lands and the ongoing worldwide trade and exploration created a Golden Age for the interaction of Science and Art.

For more information: (843) 953-7766 or see www.sewe.com


CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, Lecture - The Gibbs Museum of Art (Feb 13, 2006)
Lecture Title: The Collector and Antique Natural History Prints

Location:
The Gibbs Museum of Art
135 Meeting Street
Charleston, S.C.29401

Date: Feb 13, 2006
Time: 10 AM

For more information contact Gloria Testerman at (843) 886-9997

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - ANTIQUE NATURE PRINTS Exhibition and Sale (Nov 12-13, 2005)
Location: Emmet O'Neal Library, Mountain Brook, Al (Crestline)

November 12-13th, 2005
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm

For more information, call (205) 251-7353.


ROUND TOP, TEXAS - The Original Round Top Antiques Fair (Oct 6-8, 2005)
Booth location: The Rifle Hall

October 6,7 & 8th
Thursday - Friday: 9am- 6pm
Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Admission $10 (Good for all days & all locations.)

For information call Susan Franks at 512-237-4747


NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - Music Valley Antiques Market (Oct 12-15, 2005)
Radisson Hotel at Opryland
2401 Music Valley Drive
Booth location: 2nd Floor, Room 2014

October 12, 13, 14 & 15th
Show times: 9am - 5pm Thursday-Saturday
Admission $5 daily

For information call Kay at 813-545-9199


DALLAS, TEXAS Lecture (April 29, 2005)
Dallas Decorative Arts Society Luncheon,
Dallas Country Club

April 29, 2005 @ 11:30 AM

For more information please call: (972) 381-0418